Saturday, January 1, 2022
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Yep, looks like a full blown military alliance to me, with common procedures and Chinese really going out of their way to make Russians feel comfortable. What can I say...
...are being transferred by Russia to Tajik-Afghan border, "just in case", as were transferred updated BMPs a few days ago. Russia increases her presence there and it is only natural, since both Tajikistan and even Uzbekistan are expressing a desire to see Russians there. Good ol' "friends" of "holy warriors", Mi-24 "Hinds" are getting ready to recall their combat youth in case Taliban does something stupid at the border.
Monday, August 2, 2021
than hear, or read it, constantly. Russian military trains on Chinese military equipment at the SIBU/Coordination-2021 exercises in China. Well, now you saw it. You don't need to know Russian, it is self-explanatory.
Hm, I wonder what is this weapon since it is designed to be deployed on any Russian bomber, from TU-160(M) to upcoming PAK DA, which should be revealed to public in 2023. Russian internet went bananas in the last several hours of this news, and, as you might expect, this weapon will be the real deal, as are Kinzhal and 3M22 Zircon, which smoothly transitioned from concepts to actual working weapons. Remember, that for Russians "long-range" nowadays is a very, how to put it, impressive qualifier. I would go out on a limb here and say that 4.5-5,000 kilometers range at least, M=6+ throughout all flight, most likely. In other related news, Russia holds joint exercises with Uzbek forces and increased its contingent in Tajikistan. Well, here you are.
I don't follow Olympics, which have been, at the insistence and machinations of the combined West, completely discredited, but this, boy, just read the comments from Americans under this video.
In preparation for two upcoming friendlies against Russia, the U.S. women’s national team played the FC Dallas U-15 boys academy team on Sunday and fell 5-2, according to FC Dallas’ official website.
That is why, frankly, Men's World Cup in soccer is the greatest most watched event in planet's sports' life and it dwarfs Olympics, NBA, NFL and other events by the order magnitude. But still: Thank you, Canada for defeating them and sparing us from listening their insufferable, obnoxious and arrogant self-praise. Yet, there was an American soccer team which not only was good, damn good but it literally made a world fall in love with it because they juts out of nowhere came out to show an amazingly beautiful and mature game and if not for the atrocity committed against them by the referee in the game against Germany, where US National Team dominated Germans, we could have seen the first ever North American team playing in WC finals. I remember Russian sports media applauding and admiring that team and its style (in Russian). It was difficult not to. An amazing counter-attacking machine, which could go to finals. In fact, they belonged there.
Friday, July 30, 2021
I never was INTO the ZZ Top, per se, but I liked some of their songs. What ZZ Top always were for sure--they were always over the top and you knew from the first sounds that it was them, they always were absolutely unique. In the rock-world dominated at some point of time by British rock, you wouldn't need to be told that ZZ Top IS an American band, they were a consummate American band. In fact, anyone could guess that they were also a band from Texas. One of ZZ Top's legendary three, their bass-guitar and voice, Dusty Hill passed away few days ago at the age of 71. RIP Dusty.
Irons are again at the top of their game. And they still warn about the coming of a brave new world. Maiden is more than a band, they are a cultural institution. Yes, we can see the writing on the wall.
Krasnoyarsk is afloat today (in Russian).
Their firepower... well, no need to repeat myself.
UPDATE: just now Russia's Channel 1 (in Russian) confirmed that new Yasens carry 3M14M with a range of 4,500 kilometers. In other words, they are undetectable in the launch areas and it also means that these updated Kalibr TLAMs are installed on all ships with UKSK VLS and other new subs.