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Originally posted by mkgandhas
Originally posted by Bearack
reply to post by mkgandhas
My apologies. I thought you were referring to Russian armaments.
95% of the official nuclear missiles are in excellent condition.plus there is yamantau.
Originally posted by mkgandhas
reply to post by michael1983l
russian debt is far lower compared to western debt.Russia has a very balanced budget.
As for kicking the rear be not surprised if USA/NATO ceases to exist after a war with Russia.
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by CosmicEgg
Russia is far from a Superpower, they have a tin pot Conscription army, they have mass financial hardship amongst their citizens and they have no money. The only reason Russia gets away with its posturing is at the minute it is not worth the human cost in kicking their arses.
Simo Häyhä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsimɔ ˈhæy̯hæ]; December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" (Russian: Белая смерть, Belaya Smert; Finnish: valkoinen kuolema; Swedish: den vita döden) by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war.
The Soviet forces had more than three times as many soldiers as the Finns, thirty times as many aircraft, and a hundred times as many tanks. The Red Army, however, had been crippled by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's Great Purge of 1937, reducing the army's morale and efficiency shortly before the outbreak of the fighting. With more than 30,000 of its army officers executed or imprisoned, including most of those of the highest ranks, the Red Army in 1939 had many inexperienced senior officers. Because of these factors, and high commitment and morale in the Finnish forces, Finland was able to resist the Soviet invasion for far longer than the Soviets expected.
Originally posted by KilrathiLG
reply to post by Zippidee
eh to be fair your both right as just as a ground invasion of the usa is suicide its COLD suicide to invade russia soviet or otherwise and history proves that in spades for them.while i like my country the usa i know that as powerful as we are we cant just march into Moscow and tell the Russians what to do as it would be as bloody and impossible a feat as marching on dc (unless your Canada as they did it once to us)
its not just mad that keeps the peace its the fact that if Russia and America ever went into a conventional war the toll would be something our respective countries have not seen since ww2 least in my opinion at least for what its worth not to mention what it would do to each of our countries economicly
Originally posted by Vozda
Could only find this onthe Swedish news paper
Russia is furious about Finland coperation with NATO and training excercise ...
Originally posted by Mkoll
Didn't Finland lose half their armed forces in the Winter War? I can't remember whether that statistic I read was half their army or half of their men in total. What a bloody affair.
One thing that definitely helped the Finns was Stalin's purge of the Red Army. With Red leadership in shamble the Finns were able to resist the Russian steamroller effectively.