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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:01 am

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:42 am

Someone we'd recognize if we were Russians? From TV perhaps?

Anyone translate the caption?
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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 pm

“Whoever welcomes a child like this in My name, welcomes Me”
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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:22 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:08 am

The original is this famous picture:

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I don't know the name of the author. :|

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:07 pm

Was the famous picture "art" or what?
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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:54 am

??? That's not real is it?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:15 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
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??? That's not real is it?
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:19 am

A fiery redhead for sparks:



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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:59 am

Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident

Following the sinking of one of the world’s largest dry docks on October 29 in a shipyard in the far northwest part of Russia, officials have finally admitted that they are unable to continue work on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, for the time being. While Russia’s shipbuilding industry is reportedly looking into alternatives, no timely and viable solution to continue retrofitting work on the Russian Navy’s flagship has emerged to date.

“We have alternatives actually for all the ships except for [the aircraft carrier] Admiral Kuznetsov. Our enterprises are in operation, [including] the Nerpa [Ship Repair Factory],” the head of Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation (USC), Alexei Rakhmanov, is quoted as saying on November 7 by TASS news agency. “After all, we can perform certain docking works in Severodvinsk, not far from Murmansk. We don’t feel any special problems in this regard.”

However, the Russian shipbuilding industry does not possess a large enough facility to accommodate the carrier and it will take at least six to 12 months to recover the sunken floating dry dock. According to open source information, Russia would require international support for any such complex recovery operation as it does not possess the equipment to lift the massive drydock from the seabed on its own.
https://thediplomat.com/2018/11/russia- ... -accident/

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:08 am

Oh no that sucks

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:23 am

Time to round up saboteurs?
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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:39 pm

No need if that's the best the Rooskies can do with the idea of an aircraft carrier.
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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:47 pm

An aircraft carrier group (such as the USA has 12 of) is the most formidable naval formation in the history of the world.

One nuke can take it out.

Therefore, it is a form of force projection useful only against unindustrialized opponents. And even at that, the USA hasn't won one in the lifetime of most people alive today.
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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 pm

The reverse is also true: If a country puts all it's money into nukes, then all it will be able to do is nuke others. Lack of appropriate resources and such. Like the aircraft carries needed to bully unindustrialized opponents for their oil, or opponents who aren't ready to launch nukes because of the price to be paid for doing so.

Not saying the Russians couldn't do aircraft carriers, just that this particular attempt is a joke and always has been. If Puti really wants an aircraft carrier, all they need do is weld 5 or 6 Typhoons together...:)
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Re: Russia

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:19 pm

abdul wrote:Therefore, it is a form of force projection useful only against unindustrialized opponents. And even at that, the USA hasn't won one in the lifetime of most people alive today.
One could argue they are the reason such conflicts don't happen in the first place. Once the first nuke flies, it doesn't fucking matter. But until they do, carrier battle groups reign supreme.

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:44 am

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Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea.

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, a member of the Expedition 50 crew, captured this image from the International Space Station on "Feb. 9th, 2017, saying, "winter landscapes are also magical from the International Space Station: this river north of Kiev reminds me of a Hokusai painting."
https://phys.org/news/2018-11-image-fro ... river.html

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:43 pm

All I see is Ukraine.