posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:42 AM
Well, Russia is certainly back and the bear is fully returned from it's couple decades of hibernation it would seem. Apparently well recuperated and
rested from the crash of 1989 and ready to assert itself across the world stage again.
Russia holds biggest war games in decades
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday watched Russia's biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops and
about 5,000 tanks across Siberia and the far eastern region in a massive show of the nation's resurgent military might.
Now I have a rough idea of US numbers and I know we physically have the troops to mass for a thing like this...but could we realistically accomplish
it just for an exercise?
Antonov said that Russia had warned its neighbors about the exercise before it started, and provided particularly detailed information to China in
line with an agreement that envisages a mutual exchange of data about military activities along the 4,300-kilometer (2,700-mile) border.
The two Cold war-era rivals have forged what they described as a "strategic partnership" after the 1991 Soviet collapse, developing close political,
economic and military ties in a shared aspiration to counter U.S. power around the
Indeed, they have. On both counts, as a matter of fact. It's interesting to watch as things in Syria and other areas heat and cool in the flow of
tensions around the world today. The assumption often seems to be that Russia is lesser than other nations or somehow 'challenged' militarily. While
they did have a Navy largely rusting at the pier during most of the 1990's and planes doing well not to land by just kinda falling out of the air, it
appears that's changed. Quietly and without much fanfare, it appears to have changed a great deal.
At least great effort, expense and manpower is being put out to display that to the world.
Here is the offending piece of Real Estate Russia and Japan both claim.
Of course, despite Russia losing direct control over a few small border nations on it's European side, it's still one enormous and resource rich
nation, as well.
To have them begin retaking their side of world power should be interesting to watch.