"In addition to the army and navy": the Finnish media announced the emergence of a third ally for Russia

The demonstration of military power is extremely important for Moscow. Russian policy want to achieve the status of a great power for their country, recognized by other states. But Russia's share in the world the economy is only about 3%, according to the Finnish TV and radio company Yle.

In this regard, the great-power aspirations of Russians rest mainly on how militarily strong Russia is seen in the world. And we must pay tribute, over the past decade, it has been seriously rearmed.

According to the Finnish Defense Ministry's Power of Russia report, Moscow has made significant progress on this issue, despite the world's economic woes. The percentage of modern weapons systems has grown significantly.

Now Russia's arms spending is being cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are still among the largest in the world, even though they account for less than 10% of the money the US spends on defense. At the same time, it is important for Moscow not only to develop new weapons, but also to create images - the image and perception of Russia's military power by others.

In 2018, Russian leader Vladimir Putin shocked the world by threatening an "invincible superweapon" - the Avangard hypersonic unit for ICBMs and other weapons systems. Since then, Russia has kept the planet in suspense, regularly recalling its military potential. This was last done on Putin's birthday, when the Russian military announced that it had successfully tested the Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles.

According to Professor Hiski Haukkala, reflected in the new book "The Big Game Returns", Russian military doctrine attaches great importance to information impact, since it can be used to influence the situation and make decisions. Even with a simple declaration of its military superiority, Moscow frees its hands. Therefore, the Russians in every possible way emphasize their military power, since this is important in solving foreign policy problems.

Every year in Russia, Victory Day is celebrated more and more solemnly and more monuments appear. The St. George ribbon became a symbol of Russian pride, and patriotic symbols began to be used everywhere. The state does its best to ensure that its citizens admire the military power of their country. This is reflected in opinion polls, according to which Russians most trust the army, Putin and the special services.

Russia has only two allies - its army and navy

- Emperor Alexander III once said.

As the Finnish media write, these words for Russians have not lost their relevance now. But, given technical progress, the Russians now trust in addition to the Ground Forces and the Navy, also the Aerospace Forces and the hypersonic missile component, calling them their third ally.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 1 November 2020 18: 31
    Do not be shy about your complexes

    You just have to learn to wait,
    You have to be calm and stubborn
    To sometimes get from life
    Joys mean telegrams.

    If there is a war in the United States, then 3% will increase without any efforts from Russia.

    I look forward to the return of an ally for Russia - awareness of national interests and the ability to defend them.
  2. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
    Cudgel (Dubina) 1 November 2020 19: 27
    In 2018, Russian leader Vladimir Putin shocked the world by threatening an "invincible superweapon" - the Avangard hypersonic unit for ICBMs and other weapons systems. Since then, Russia has kept the planet in suspense, regularly recalling its military potential

    - again Senator Pushkov, under the pseudonym of "Professor Hiski Haukkala", decided to promote Putin for the domestic audience! Now he writes articles in the National Interest, now in the alleged "Finnish edition". Looks like things are really bad for the bunker inmate, since such cheap stuffing puffs up the masses of Russians.

    Demonstration of military power is extremely important for Moscow

    - that's it, that the demonstration, and very cheap, for the unassuming audience of fans (suckers) of GDP. The West, and the thinking of our fellow citizens, knows perfectly well that the demonstration is fake. It looks especially powerful, the naval component (which only decreases in tonnage over time) and hypersonic, at least half a dozen "Daggers" will be typed in all the Air Force, it is unlikely.
    1. Rus Offline Rus
      Rus 2 November 2020 19: 43
      That's right, only fuckers can admire old stuff from the 80s and cartoons.
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    2. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior 2 November 2020 21: 53
      Something other countries (USA, France, England, Canada, Australia, Germany ...) cannot hold an ordinary Parade and show where their billion-dollar military budget is spent, which is MUCH more than the Russian one ..
      And Russia, on its own small budget, annually holds a Victory Parade on May 9 and shows new weapons that are MUCH better and more modern than the Western ones ..
      Because there is SIGNIFICANT corruption in the West, especially the United States, but there are NO brains - they are STUFF and THIEFS ...
  3. Elen_msk Offline Elen_msk
    Elen_msk (Elena Belyakova) 2 November 2020 03: 19
    Yes, that is right !)
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  4. Vladimirmitsyk Offline Vladimirmitsyk
    Vladimirmitsyk (Vladimir Mitsyk) 3 November 2020 08: 25
    We would very much like our third and main ally to become: a strong economy, scientific and technological progress and a decent standard of living for the population. Only then will they cease to shy away from us and will beg to return!