History UsefulNotes / RussiansWithRustingRockets

22nd Mar '16 7:48:45 PM LtFedora
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Concerning the Donbass Conflict, opinions differ. Ukrainians claim that the Russian Army attacked them. Russians claim that no Russian soldier ever interfered in this conflict. Th true story is, most likely, of the Russian special forces assisting local volunteers and irregular forces made of civilian volunteers from Russia. No real military action by Russia happened in this region.

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Concerning the Donbass Conflict, opinions differ. Ukrainians claim that the Russian Army attacked them. Russians claim that no Russian soldier ever interfered in this conflict. Th The true story is, most likely, of the Russian special forces assisting local volunteers and irregular forces made of civilian volunteers from Russia. No real military action by Russia happened in this region.
22nd Mar '16 7:45:46 PM LtFedora
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* A group of Russian pilots briefly appear in ''Film/IndependenceDay'', getting the Americans' signal to prepare for the global counterattack.
25th Feb '16 12:42:20 AM Nohbody
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The RedsWithRockets were broken up among the new states, with all their forces being withdrawn from East Germany, as well as the Central and Eastern European states that had been satellites. The nuclear forces ended up all in the hands of Russia or destroyed. Russia retained some foreign facilities in the new states, including the Garbala radar tracking station in Azerbaijan, the Sevastopol naval base in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula[[note]]although the entire peninsula is now controlled by Russia[[/note]] and various posts in Caucasus and Central Asia.

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The RedsWithRockets UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets were broken up among the new states, with all their forces being withdrawn from East Germany, as well as the Central and Eastern European states that had been satellites. The nuclear forces ended up all in the hands of Russia or destroyed. Russia retained some foreign facilities in the new states, including the Garbala radar tracking station in Azerbaijan, the Sevastopol naval base in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula[[note]]although the entire peninsula is now controlled by Russia[[/note]] and various posts in Caucasus and Central Asia.
28th Oct '15 12:18:15 PM aurora369
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'''Polite People: The New Russian Army in Action'''

After the military reform was safely past, the embezzlers were fired ([[KarmaHoudini but not really punished]]), Russia started to exercise its military might seriously. The first test of it was the annexation (or reuniting with, depending on who you ask) of Crimea. Russian Special Forces were instrumental in thwarting any Ukrainian resistance groups in Crimea (rare and few in numbers as they were, Crimea being a territory populated with ethnic Russians and identifying itself with Russia) and assisting the Crimean referendum for joining the Russian Federation. These special forces received the nickname of "Polite People" from the locals, which quickly caught on as the moniker for all of the particularly modernized Russian forces.

Concerning the Donbass Conflict, opinions differ. Ukrainians claim that the Russian Army attacked them. Russians claim that no Russian soldier ever interfered in this conflict. Th true story is, most likely, of the Russian special forces assisting local volunteers and irregular forces made of civilian volunteers from Russia. No real military action by Russia happened in this region.

The proof of that is the later Syrian conflict, more precisly, the Russian intervention in it. The Russians used air forces and long-range missiles to decimate the Syrian insurgent forces like there is no tomorrow. None of these tactics were observed during the Ukrainian conflict.
17th Jul '15 2:34:24 PM Preussak
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* The protagonist of ''T-72: Balkans on Fire" is a Russian volunteer in the Serbian forces during the civil war in Yugoslavia. The game lets the player to command three Soviet-built tanks: the titular T-72, an older T-55 and event an obsolete WWII-era T-34.

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* The protagonist of ''T-72: Balkans on Fire" Fire'' is a Russian volunteer in the Serbian forces during the civil war in Yugoslavia. The game lets the player to command three Soviet-built tanks: the titular T-72, an older T-55 and event an obsolete WWII-era T-34.
17th Jul '15 2:33:54 PM Preussak
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* The protagonist of ''T-72: Balkans on Fire" is a Russian volunteer in the Serbian forces during the civil war in Yugoslavia. The game lets the player to command three Soviet-built tanks: the titular T-72, an older T-55 and event an obsolete WWII-era T-34.
3rd Jun '15 9:15:24 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Tom Clancy's EndWar'' : A rebuilt, vigorous, and thoroughly modern (by 2020 standards) Russian army is one of the playable sides in ''Tom Clancy's Endwar'', though it is less high-tech focused than the American and European armies - for example, their command vehicle uses bodyguard soldiers rather than unmanned drones for defense.

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* ''Tom Clancy's EndWar'' ''VideoGame/EndWar'' : A rebuilt, vigorous, and thoroughly modern (by 2020 standards) Russian army is one of the playable sides in ''Tom Clancy's Endwar'', the game, though it is less high-tech focused than the American and European armies - for example, their command vehicle uses bodyguard soldiers rather than unmanned drones for defense.



* {{Singularity}} puts the player in the role of Captain Nate Renko, a Marine in a recon team sent to investigate strange radiation readings on an island near Russia called Katorga-12. The Russian government is extremly tight-lipped about the island, and the fear is that some old and neglected nuclear material is about to cause a larger Chernobyl. [[spoiler: It's actually leftover SovietSuperscience in the area of time travel, and when Renko unwittingly alters the past by saving a man from a burning building in 1955 before he realizes what's going on, the modern Russia no longer exists, replaced by a modern Soviet Union that's conquered the world and isn't in the habit of letting anything rust]].

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* {{Singularity}} ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'' puts the player in the role of Captain Nate Renko, a Marine in a recon team sent to investigate strange radiation readings on an island near Russia called Katorga-12. The Russian government is extremly tight-lipped about the island, and the fear is that some old and neglected nuclear material is about to cause a larger Chernobyl. [[spoiler: It's actually leftover SovietSuperscience in the area of time travel, and when Renko unwittingly alters the past by saving a man from a burning building in 1955 before he realizes what's going on, the modern Russia no longer exists, replaced by a modern Soviet Union that's conquered the world and isn't in the habit of letting anything rust]].



* ''{{ARMA}} II'' heavily subverts this by having a well modernized Russian military as one of the playable factions.

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* ''{{ARMA}} ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}} II'' heavily subverts this by having a well modernized Russian military as one of the playable factions.
20th Apr '15 11:24:49 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan The Bear and The Dragon]]'' nicely proves that he ''can'', in fact, tear himself away from the old "[[ColdWar US vs. USSR]]" mindset ... by making RedChina, [[TheDragonsTeeth complete with nukes]], the new villains. As a result, the USA becomes allied with Russia (complete with commentary about the old red stars being overwritten with Russian tricolors on vintage equipment) in a fight against those nasty [=ChiComms=].

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* Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan The Bear and The Dragon]]'' nicely proves that he ''can'', in fact, tear himself away from the old "[[ColdWar "[[UsefulNotes/ColdWar US vs. USSR]]" mindset ... by making RedChina, [[TheDragonsTeeth complete with nukes]], the new villains. As a result, the USA becomes allied with Russia (complete with commentary about the old red stars being overwritten with Russian tricolors on vintage equipment) in a fight against those nasty [=ChiComms=].
20th Mar '15 8:08:30 PM SSJMagus
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On a heavier side there's the plan to repair and refit the three mothballed ''Kirov'' battlecruisers (probably cannibalizing one in the process, as a lot of parts aren't produced anymore), and there's half-finished ''Slava''-class cruiser that Ukraine has on sale. The new heavy destroyer project (12-14 kilotons) is also in the works, this time probably nuclear-driven, armed with [[{{BFG}} 4x6" guns]] in addition to the loads and loads of missiles, and probably even armored, essentially a scaled down ''Kirov''. The new aircraft carrier is considered, but probably won't be started until 2020. Two ''Mistral''-class [=LAPDs=] are ordered from France, mostly for their tech, with the two more to be license-built in Russia. However, Russia's recent actions in Ukraine have caused France to suspend the sale of these ships indefinately.

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On a heavier side there's the plan to repair and refit the three mothballed ''Kirov'' battlecruisers (probably cannibalizing one in the process, as a lot of parts aren't produced anymore), and there's half-finished ''Slava''-class cruiser that Ukraine has on sale.sale (originally for sale to Russia, but given the current state of Russia-Ukraine relations that no longer seems likely). The new heavy destroyer project (12-14 kilotons) is also in the works, this time probably nuclear-driven, armed with [[{{BFG}} 4x6" guns]] in addition to the loads and loads of missiles, and probably even armored, essentially a scaled down ''Kirov''. The new aircraft carrier is considered, but probably won't be started until 2020. Two ''Mistral''-class [=LAPDs=] are ordered from France, mostly for their tech, with the two more to be license-built in Russia. However, Russia's recent actions in Ukraine have caused France to suspend the sale of these ships indefinately.
7th Mar '15 8:45:08 AM molotov
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There was of course the war against Georgia in summer 2008, where the Russians lost a "Backfire" bomber to Georgian fire and their air force generally didn't do too well, mainly because of general lack of training, as the current generation of pilots mostly came around during the worst time of [[TheNineties the 90s]], when there ''wasn't enough fuel'' to train. The series of the large-scale maneuvers undertaken in the closing years of the decade were mostly to address these problems.

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There was of course the war against Georgia in summer 2008, where the Russians lost kicked the collective chacha out of a professional western NATO styled and equipped army. They did lose a "Backfire" bomber to Georgian fire and their air force generally didn't do too well, mainly because of general lack of training, as the current generation of pilots mostly came around during the worst time of [[TheNineties the 90s]], when there ''wasn't enough fuel'' to train. The series of the large-scale maneuvers undertaken in the closing years of the decade were mostly to address these problems.
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