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Putin Fires Commander of the Russian Navy

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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:54 AM
Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov was sacked just before he turns 60. President Putin did not give a reason for Kuroyedov's dismissal, but local media had speculated that Admiral Kuroyedov could be axed after the recent submarine accident. The Kremlin says Putin has appointed Admiral Vladimir Masorin as the new head of the Navy.

RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed a new head of the navy and presented awards to the crew of the AS-28 mini-sub and members of the rescue team, the Kremlin press service said Sunday. According to Kremlin officials, Putin relieved Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov of the duties of navy chief by a presidential decree and discharged him from military service. The president issued another decree appointing Vladimir Masorin, the Russian Navy chief of staff, the new Commander of the Russian Navy.

"The recent exercises, including those I have attended, show that the navy is developing and that is certainly your merit to a large extent," Putin said addressing the admiral.

The president called the navy a key element of Russia's national security, including its nuclear component.

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Bet the Admiral wasn't planning on this for a retirement party.

Russia’s newly appointed navy chief, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, sets priority on the development of the nation’s strategic naval nuclear forces. World War 3 gets closer by the day.

Time for a nuclear first strike?!

[edit on 5-9-2005 by Regenmacher]

[edit on 8-9-2005 by asala]

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 10:12 AM
Nuke missile testing recently, looks like the are warming up for something considering they just had wargames with China too.

A Russian strategic nuclear submarine fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in the Barents Sea on Wednesday, the Northern Fleet's headquarters said.

The Northern Fleet submarine Yekaterinburg "launched a ballistic missile from a subsurface position in the Barents Sea at the Kura testing ground in Kamchatka," a headquarters official told the Interfax news agency.

The Russian Army has been fighting all summer. From the North Caucasus to the Kamchatka, from the Barents Sea to the Shandong peninsula, thousands of troops and dozens of ships and planes are involved in a series of war games.

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 10:29 AM
Being Russian myself this is just their attitude.

The Russian Government love to flex their muscles and the several massive errors in their Military and especailly Navy makes them look bad and makes Putin [Stalin Jr] look even worse.

The China-Russia war games was away for Russia to brag how they are "showing China how it's done". Same as the other ones are.

Putin knows that Russia and its people can easily be united behind their military and a week military and Navy makes for a weak Russian Government.

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:20 AM
The intro paragraph to this article couldn't be more biased.

Interesting angle, though.


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