History UsefulNotes / RussiansWithRustingRockets

24th Mar '18 8:48:56 PM nombretomado
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The Russian soldier is somewhat less of an antagonist than he or she was. They appear as good guys (though a bit angry at the US, mostly justified) in the StargateVerse, for example. Villains are usually of the RenegadeRussian variety. However, in the novel ''Plan of Attack'', by Creator/DaleBrown, the Russians launch UsefulNotes/MnogoNukes at America, although [[PresidentEvil their leader]] makes [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Putin look positively nice]].

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The Russian soldier is somewhat less of an antagonist than he or she was. They appear as good guys (though a bit angry at the US, mostly justified) in the StargateVerse, Franchise/StargateVerse, for example. Villains are usually of the RenegadeRussian variety. However, in the novel ''Plan of Attack'', by Creator/DaleBrown, the Russians launch UsefulNotes/MnogoNukes at America, although [[PresidentEvil their leader]] makes [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Putin look positively nice]].
18th Mar '18 2:13:05 AM Horsesplease96
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* ''Film/TheGreenElephant'' is a very disturbing [[LeFilmArtistique arthouse]] movie about Russian army in TheNineties.

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* ''Film/TheGreenElephant'' is a very disturbing [[LeFilmArtistique arthouse]] movie about Russian deteriorating conditions within the Soviet army in TheNineties.during TheEighties. It has become an [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]] due to its ridiculous content.
30th Jan '18 4:52:46 PM nombretomado
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Another reason for resistance is plain graft (or, better put, the competition for graft opportunities). During the turmoil of the [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Nineties]], a lot of the officers, especially senior ones, became corrupt and struck a lot of lucrative deals with the local businesses and even criminal gangs. So, for these officers, a chance of losing the ability to skim off the top -- either because of administrative house-cleaning, as reform's proponents say, or because Serdyukov's cronies want to do the skimming instead, according to the reform's detractors -- is understandably anathema either way. And then there's simple resistance to change. A lot of much needed reforms are refused at the ground level simply for the [[SarcasmMode entirely justified reason]] of "That's not our way, [[MisplacedNationalism that's how Americans do it]]".

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Another reason for resistance is plain graft (or, better put, the competition for graft opportunities). During the turmoil of the [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Nineties]], a lot of the officers, especially senior ones, became corrupt and struck a lot of lucrative deals with the local businesses and even criminal gangs. So, for these officers, a chance of losing the ability to skim off the top -- either because of administrative house-cleaning, as reform's proponents say, or because Serdyukov's cronies want to do the skimming instead, according to the reform's detractors -- is understandably anathema either way. And then there's simple resistance to change. A lot of much needed reforms are refused at the ground level simply for the [[SarcasmMode entirely justified reason]] of "That's not our way, [[MisplacedNationalism [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism that's how Americans do it]]".
29th Jan '18 8:56:40 PM nombretomado
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->''"When they complained about our escorting their [[MnogoNukesBombers "Blackjack"]] bombers I just wanted to say that we just wanted to be there for search and rescue if they needed it."''

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->''"When they complained about our escorting their [[MnogoNukesBombers [[UsefulNotes/MnogoNukesBombers "Blackjack"]] bombers I just wanted to say that we just wanted to be there for search and rescue if they needed it."''



In recent years, the Russian Federation has engaged in a number of acts that could be termed sabre-rattling, [[strike: using the excuse of]] in response to the American "Son of Star Wars" missile defense system after the American withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the continued expansion of NATO. These include restarting long-range bomber patrols, threatening to target MnogoNukes on Europe (nuclear missiles are currently de-targeted[[note]]Except that's all just a diplomatic bullshit. Nuclear missiles are ''always'' detargeted, their targets are uploaded into their control computers only during the launch preparations.[[/note]]), threatening to leave the INF treaty, and a recent unconfirmed rumor that Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers may be forward deployed to Latin America. While things have calmed down somewhat, tensions remain high, and there is still the possibility of selling S-300PMU/SA-20 "Gargoyle" anti-aircraft missiles to Iran (they've not been delivered) that gives Israel nightmares, since they understandably prefer to maintain air superiority.

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In recent years, the Russian Federation has engaged in a number of acts that could be termed sabre-rattling, [[strike: using the excuse of]] in response to the American "Son of Star Wars" missile defense system after the American withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the continued expansion of NATO. These include restarting long-range bomber patrols, threatening to target MnogoNukes UsefulNotes/MnogoNukes on Europe (nuclear missiles are currently de-targeted[[note]]Except that's all just a diplomatic bullshit. Nuclear missiles are ''always'' detargeted, their targets are uploaded into their control computers only during the launch preparations.[[/note]]), threatening to leave the INF treaty, and a recent unconfirmed rumor that Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers may be forward deployed to Latin America. While things have calmed down somewhat, tensions remain high, and there is still the possibility of selling S-300PMU/SA-20 "Gargoyle" anti-aircraft missiles to Iran (they've not been delivered) that gives Israel nightmares, since they understandably prefer to maintain air superiority.



Things are also pretty bright on the Air Force front, with the new 4++ gen fighters like Su-35 and [=MiG=]-35, a major upgrades of the Su-27 and [=MiG=]-29 families entering serial production, and a new [[SuperPrototype 5-gen fighter prototype]], Sukhoi's T-50, undergoing testing (although western experts such as George Friedman consider it to be de facto 4th generation). The humongous An-124 transport is getting on the assembly line again, funded in part by the US military's inexhaustible airlift needs, and new Yak-130 advanced trainer helps young pilots to learn the ropes. Even the new bomber platform is deliberated, with [[MnogoNukesBombers some truly unbelievable rumors]] coming down the grapevine. And helicopters are being baked by the dozen, both utility and gunships as well, including the navalized Ka-52 Sea Alligator for ''Mistrals''.

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Things are also pretty bright on the Air Force front, with the new 4++ gen fighters like Su-35 and [=MiG=]-35, a major upgrades of the Su-27 and [=MiG=]-29 families entering serial production, and a new [[SuperPrototype 5-gen fighter prototype]], Sukhoi's T-50, undergoing testing (although western experts such as George Friedman consider it to be de facto 4th generation). The humongous An-124 transport is getting on the assembly line again, funded in part by the US military's inexhaustible airlift needs, and new Yak-130 advanced trainer helps young pilots to learn the ropes. Even the new bomber platform is deliberated, with [[MnogoNukesBombers [[UsefulNotes/MnogoNukesBombers some truly unbelievable rumors]] coming down the grapevine. And helicopters are being baked by the dozen, both utility and gunships as well, including the navalized Ka-52 Sea Alligator for ''Mistrals''.



The Russian soldier is somewhat less of an antagonist than he or she was. They appear as good guys (though a bit angry at the US, mostly justified) in the StargateVerse, for example. Villains are usually of the RenegadeRussian variety. However, in the novel ''Plan of Attack'', by Creator/DaleBrown, the Russians launch MnogoNukes at America, although [[PresidentEvil their leader]] makes [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Putin look positively nice]].

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The Russian soldier is somewhat less of an antagonist than he or she was. They appear as good guys (though a bit angry at the US, mostly justified) in the StargateVerse, for example. Villains are usually of the RenegadeRussian variety. However, in the novel ''Plan of Attack'', by Creator/DaleBrown, the Russians launch MnogoNukes UsefulNotes/MnogoNukes at America, although [[PresidentEvil their leader]] makes [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Putin look positively nice]].



See also UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower.

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See also UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, UsefulNotes/MnogoNukes, UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower.
24th Oct '17 7:22:27 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'', too. Though this time they are also slugging it out with [[ChineseWithChopperSupport The People's Republic Of China]].

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'', too. Though this time they are also slugging it out with [[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport The People's Republic Of China]].
17th Sep '17 11:15:28 AM nombretomado
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See also UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, PeaceThroughSuperiorFirePower.

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See also UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, PeaceThroughSuperiorFirePower.
UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower.



*** If the Russians didn't, then it was implied the folks at NORAD were ready to use SuperiorFirepower.

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*** If the Russians didn't, then it was implied the folks at NORAD were ready to use SuperiorFirepower.UsefulNotes/SuperiorFirepower.
16th Sep '17 5:20:22 PM nombretomado
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See also YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, PeaceThroughSuperiorFirePower.

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See also YanksWithTanks, UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, RedsWithRockets, MnogoNukes, PeaceThroughSuperiorFirePower.
25th Aug '17 6:31:41 PM nombretomado
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Another reason for resistance is plain graft (or, better put, the competition for graft opportunities). During the turmoil of the [[TheNewRussia Nineties]], a lot of the officers, especially senior ones, became corrupt and struck a lot of lucrative deals with the local businesses and even criminal gangs. So, for these officers, a chance of losing the ability to skim off the top -- either because of administrative house-cleaning, as reform's proponents say, or because Serdyukov's cronies want to do the skimming instead, according to the reform's detractors -- is understandably anathema either way. And then there's simple resistance to change. A lot of much needed reforms are refused at the ground level simply for the [[SarcasmMode entirely justified reason]] of "That's not our way, [[MisplacedNationalism that's how Americans do it]]".

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Another reason for resistance is plain graft (or, better put, the competition for graft opportunities). During the turmoil of the [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Nineties]], a lot of the officers, especially senior ones, became corrupt and struck a lot of lucrative deals with the local businesses and even criminal gangs. So, for these officers, a chance of losing the ability to skim off the top -- either because of administrative house-cleaning, as reform's proponents say, or because Serdyukov's cronies want to do the skimming instead, according to the reform's detractors -- is understandably anathema either way. And then there's simple resistance to change. A lot of much needed reforms are refused at the ground level simply for the [[SarcasmMode entirely justified reason]] of "That's not our way, [[MisplacedNationalism that's how Americans do it]]".
15th Jul '17 10:17:07 AM nombretomado
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For example, the old Soviet doctrine envisioned a massed land war not unlike the WorldWarII, which, frankly, [[BlatantLies isn't likely nowadays at all]] -- cue the establishment of joint regional commands and a shift to the brigade structure as a way to improve coordination and control. After all, the Russian military was for the most part still structured around WWII expectations, just as the Soviet one was.

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For example, the old Soviet doctrine envisioned a massed land war not unlike the WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which, frankly, [[BlatantLies isn't likely nowadays at all]] -- cue the establishment of joint regional commands and a shift to the brigade structure as a way to improve coordination and control. After all, the Russian military was for the most part still structured around WWII expectations, just as the Soviet one was.
15th May '17 10:02:02 AM CV12Hornet
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** Not anymore. Recent reports confirm that the Russian government will order 24 new [=MiG=]-29K to replace the more expensive to operate Su-33. The [=MiG=]-29K's lighter weight is also seen as advantageous for a ski-jump style flight deck.

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** Not anymore. Recent reports confirm that the Russian government will order 24 new [=MiG=]-29K to replace the more expensive to operate (and rather old) Su-33. The [=MiG=]-29K's lighter weight is also seen as advantageous for a ski-jump style flight deck.
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