SUBSIM Radio Room Forums


SUBSIM: The Web's #1 BBS for all submarine and naval simulations since 1997

Go Back   SUBSIM Radio Room Forums > General > General Topics
Forget password? Reset here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2019, 05:34 PM   #61
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

The problem with separatists in Donbas is that they have agency and are not simple extension of Putin's will. Many of them are not even (quasi) state actors, but non state actors, though there are fewer of those now, after there was some internal clean up.

Much like say Kurds (or any other number of factions) in Syria - while their backers can influence them to an extend, they still have their own agendas that they prioritise. And if Kiev can't (or won't) work with them, Donbas is not going to get solved. So Kiev really needs to get it's act together, rein in their own non state groups (they did that to an extend - the rape mansion got closed down few years ago for example) and go ahead with Minsk style steps.

Unless ofc we are considering some sort of one sided military scenario, but even those are less plausible now (if Russia allows them to happen ofc), with locals setting up their own officer schools, repair shops and the like.
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 06:16 AM   #62
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 135,294
Downloads: 49
Uploads: 11


Default

^ Why delete?

I wouldn't have, it's all over the news here in the UK.
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 08:29 AM   #63
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbuna View Post
^ Why delete?

I wouldn't have, it's all over the news here in the UK.
What happened?
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 10:04 AM   #64
Catfish
Dipped Squirrel Operative
 
Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: ..where the ocean meets the sky
Posts: 8,169
Downloads: 38
Uploads: 0


Default

Was about demonstrations in Moscow, i deleted the post because the videos showed too much violence or so i thought. But they are all over the internet as mentioned. Probably not in RT of course.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-r...-idUSKCN1UU0G1
__________________


>^..^<*)))>{ All generalizations are wrong.
Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 10:11 AM   #65
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 135,294
Downloads: 49
Uploads: 11


Default

The BBC footage showing what a growing number of people are calling 'Russian democracy in action'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49218726
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 02:14 AM   #66
Catfish
Dipped Squirrel Operative
 
Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: ..where the ocean meets the sky
Posts: 8,169
Downloads: 38
Uploads: 0


Default

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49125045
__________________


>^..^<*)))>{ All generalizations are wrong.
Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 05:41 AM   #67
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 135,294
Downloads: 49
Uploads: 11


Default

To put it simply: Covert Sptsnaz training
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 05:55 AM   #68
Skybird
Soaring
 
Skybird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: the mental asylum named Germany
Posts: 28,568
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Tzars and peasants - was it ever different in Russia? I don't think so.
__________________
If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law. - Edward Abbey
Skybird is online   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 06:00 AM   #69
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 135,294
Downloads: 49
Uploads: 11


Default

^ How can you say that when it is estimated that Putins personal wealth stands somewhere in the region of a meagre $200 billion?
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 07:07 AM   #70
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Ahh, those, yea they were so well covered by western media (in a very specific one sided way but still) that I forgot to mention it, my entire twitter feed was full of virtue signalling on that front, even had a discussion on them just over a week ago with an expert on constitutional law.
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 06:56 PM   #71
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ming-a-reality
This article may be of interest. In short - Russia is making progress in moving from trade in USD to trade in local currencies.
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2019, 08:05 AM   #72
Dmitry Markov
Engineer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Posts: 214
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Importancy of those clowns on protest actions is well-illustrated by the fact that an event " Шашлыки live" in Gorky Park this weekend was visited by over 300 000 people even in far from good weather while unauthorised protest action attracted less than 6000... As our classic has once told about Decabrists : " They were too few and they were too far from people ..." However, mentioning Decabrists in context with modern hipster-protest-clowns is to give the latter too much credit. Anyway the size and importancy of these actions is exaggerated in Western press just as actions of nationalists in Georgia are exaggerated by our press. With all my dislike to modern power in Russia (due to several reasons) - modern "opposition" does everything to earn my disdain rather than to make me their apologist.

My attention this weekend was toward Tank Biathlon - and especially toward our ladies crews diving T-80UE-1 for the first time in these competitions - that was a thing I've been watching on our TV :-) "Girls Und Panzer" come alive ))
This video is a true eye-candy for every sofa-militarist


Interesting that for most part these girls aren't professional tankists - they are military personnel of course but have other specialities - medics, comms etc and they deliberately volunteered to participate ( either for fun and for bonuses of course ) when MD announced they'll allow women crews.
__________________
Большому кораблю - большая торпеда!
Dmitry Markov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2019, 03:42 AM   #73
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

http://atominfo.ru/newsz/a0009.htm
Rosatom's investment strategy to 2035 includes construction of only 19 reactor blocks with 21,4 GW power output.
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2019, 04:33 AM   #74
Catfish
Dipped Squirrel Operative
 
Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: ..where the ocean meets the sky
Posts: 8,169
Downloads: 38
Uploads: 0


Default

Thanks for the warning.
__________________


>^..^<*)))>{ All generalizations are wrong.
Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2019, 04:53 AM   #75
ikalugin
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,879
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catfish View Post
Thanks for the warning.
If anything this is good news, as RBMKs are (finally) getting replaced by gen 3+ reactors instead of having life extensions. And while RBMKs are pretty cool to visit I would rather have 3rd/3rd+ gen reactors or better still 4th gen reactors replacing them (and other 2nd gen).


And those gen 3+ reactors are pretty safu. You can read more here:
https://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/worksho...1a-maltsev.pdf
__________________
Grumpy as always.
ikalugin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1995- 2019 Subsim