admin1 Escreveu:Parente pobre das forças armadas da Russia, a marinha russa sempre sofreu de um enorme complexo de inferioridade comparativamente aos países da Europa ocidental.
Ela é no entanto talvez o maior símbolo da determinação do Czar Pedro em transformar o vetusto império russo do século XVIII numa potência da Europa.
A construção da marinha russa foi a mais importante declaração, no sentido de afirmar que a Russia era Europa e não Ásia.
An August 2009 report from the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence estimated the Yasen-class submarines to be the quietest, or least detectable, of contemporaneous Russian and Chinese nuclear submarines but is still not as quiet as contemporary U.S. Navy submarines (i.e. Seawolf and Virginia class). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasen-class_submarine
The growing sensation was fuelled by a strange behaviour of Sovcomflot aframax tanker Liberia NS CONCORD Petroleiro, which is hanging around in the middle of the Baltic since the middle of October, and notwithstanding all the fuss, didn’t leave the area east of Archipelago. At 0000 UTC Oct 20 vessel was drifting some 35 nautical miles east of eastern borders of Archipelago. Research vessel Russia PROFESSOR LOGACHEV Navio de investigação (owner State-owned company Polar Geo Research, engaged in deep-water operations) left Russian Navy Base Kronshtadt, S-Petersburg, for Las-Palmas according to AIS, but presumably, she was to joint Liberia NS CONCORD Petroleiro in strange activities off Archipelago. As of 0400 UTC Oct 20, her position is unknown.
One theory is that the wreck is the submarine discovered near Utö in 1981, and attacked by the Swedish destroyer Halland. http://aquilinefocus.blogspot.pt/2011_03_01_archive.html
Following the stranding of a Soviet Whiskey-class submarine in 1981 on the Swedish archipelago, a series of massive submarine intrusions took place within Swedish waters. However, the evidence for these appears to have been manipulated or simply invented. Classified documents and interviews point to covert Western, rather than Soviet activity. This is backed up by former US Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, who stated that Western "testing" operations were carried out regularly in Swedish waters. Royal Navy submarine captains have also admitted to top-secret operations
Uma corveta da marinha portuguesa escoltou esta madrugada um navio russo para fora da Zona Económica Exclusiva, confirmou o ministro da Defesa ao Observador. É o terceiro incidente numa semana.
The annexation of Crimea and Russian support for the separatists engaged in an ongoing bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine undoubtedly have the potential to make Russia an international pariah. But until now the reaction in the West has been limited to derogatory media coverage, minor sanctions and restrictions on travel for some Russian officials, while politicians both in Europe and the U.S. seem unwilling to punish Russia with further, harsher sanctions that may affect the interests and economies of their own states.
One of the most obvious examples of this is France's unwillingness to drop the ill-fated and controversial contract to supply two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to the Russian navy. The deal was struck with the Russian Defense Ministry in 2011 and is valued at about $1.5 billion.
Russia has already paid France most of the cost of both ships, the first of which is due to be delivered this month, and Russia has threatened "significant" penalties if the French postpone the delivery.
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