WarZone: Russian commanders rob their own fleet

The commander of the destroyer "Restless" of project 956 "Sarych" (modification 956-A) of the Baltic Fleet, conspiring with other persons, stole two 13-ton bronze propellers from his ship. After that, the original screws were replaced with imitation (fake) ones made of cheaper metal, writes the American online edition WarZone, citing Russian media.

The powerful warship served faithfully for the Soviet and Russian navies for over 25 years and it was decided to turn it into a floating museum after being decommissioned. But an ignoble act looks like a plot from some comedy Hollywood movie about a robbery, where intruders fake objects made of expensive metal.

The investigation is already coming to an end. The two screws are estimated at about 39 million rubles, more than $ 522 thousand at today's exchange rate. The ship was robbed at the Baltic Shipyard Yantar in the Kaliningrad region. This happened after it was docked for conversion in September 2016. The ship's hull was sealed so that it could be afloat without crew maintenance. It was then that the screws were removed. Currently, the destroyer has been turned into an exhibit of the military-historical complex of the Western Military District and serves the cause of educating young people. It is exhibited in the Patriot Park in Kronstadt, on the Kotlin Island, not far from St. Petersburg.

A total of 21 destroyers of this class were built and "Restless" was the 15th in the series. The basic displacement of these ships is 6600 tons, maximum up to 8500 tons. Their main armament was eight P-270 Mosquito supersonic anti-ship missiles. They could also carry up to 48 missiles to the M-22 "Uragan" air defense missile system - a naval version of the 9K37 Buk. The ships had two twin gun mounts AK-130 of 130 mm caliber and two rapid-fire six-barreled AK-630M caliber 30 mm. There are three such ships left in the Russian Navy: "Real" (Baltic Fleet), "Admiral Ushakov" (former "Fearless" - Northern Fleet) and "Fast" (Pacific Fleet).

Details about "Restless" became known a month after the equipment was stolen from an Il-80 "Doomsday" aircraft near Taganrog. The weight of the screws does not allow them to be stolen unnoticed, even by a group of knowledgeable intruders. Probably, representatives of the Navy were also involved in the robbery. It remained unclear whether the bronze screws were returned to their place or not. In general, it is safe to say that someone screwed up, since the Russian commanders rob their own fleet, summed up the media from the United States.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 12 January 2021 13: 01
    Appoint the scoundrel as the commander of the destroyer Shameless, and that's it. Surely he wanted to leave a souvenir in memory of the service, hang it on the wall in the office laughing

    Probably, representatives of the Navy were also involved in the robbery.

    Something the American edition is unusually modest, is it really not clear, here Putin himself is involved, personally supervised the loading. winked
  2. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
    Akuzenka (Alexander) 12 January 2021 13: 38
    It remained unclear whether the bronze screws were returned to their place or not.

    The level of insanity of the American media remained unclear. Why do we need bronze screws for a museum piece? Why did you raise this issue? It's simple, throw the manure on the fan that blows towards the RF.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 January 2021 14: 28
    writes the American online edition WarZone, referring to the Russian media.

    What if the site just made it up? He is not that responsible paper publication. What kind of Russian media - not a word. Maybe not?
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 12 January 2021 15: 44
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Maybe not?

      We need to wait for how the RF Ministry of Defense, the Investigative Committee, the Prosecutor's Office will react ... There should be an official confirmation or refutation.
      1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
        bobba94 (Vladimir) 14 January 2021 10: 31
        How will the RF Ministry of Defense, the Investigative Committee, the Prosecutor's Office react? Read how they unsubscribe about the theft of radio electronics from the Yom Kippur plane in Taganrog.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 12 January 2021 21: 39
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 12 January 2021 22: 27
    The fact is sad, but it did take place.
    Question: how were the screws able to take away from the secure enterprise, which is our "Yantar"?
    And who could accept them for "utilization", now with scrap metal, and especially with non-ferrous metal we have strictly.
    Screws, don't call the copper from the refrigerators ..
    There are many questions ..
  5. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 13 January 2021 04: 19
    Well, you did the right thing, why does the exhibit need bronze screws !? People are poor in a country where everything is !!!! (((((
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 14 January 2021 01: 35
      People are poor in the country ...

      And what have the poor people to do with it? Money goes to money, in complete silence.
      In general, it is incomprehensible why the whole ship was not allowed on nails and instead of the Chinese they did not buy a copy made of plastic, well, or a simple photo in a frame was placed on a post. Modestly and tastefully, and the money raised from the screws into some fund.
  6. Wowochka moj Offline Wowochka moj
    Wowochka moj (Wowochka Moj) 13 January 2021 04: 27
    In Russia, there are many more thieves than honest people. It is mainly officials, senior officers, top managers who steal and nothing happens to anyone for major theft. The president covers up big thieves, the prosecutor's office does not start a case against them, probably there is a mutual guarantee in a triangle; the president is like the apex of the corner, and accomplices are thieves in the lower corners, this is the strongest organized criminal group scheme in Russia and no one destroys it, everyone is happy and laughs , over the petty thieves who are in jail, they say about them. They cannot steal, so let them sit until they grow wiser or let them steal billions, then they will be accepted into the clan of the organized criminal group with a guarantee of protection. But why should the naval senior officers steal? , so everything is clear here, money and power in an organized criminal group and to be an elite in this business, a thief
    1. oracul Offline oracul
      oracul (leonid) 14 January 2021 07: 01
      No sane person would ever say something like this:

      In Russia, there are much more thieves than honest people (s).

      I understand that New Year's holidays, but not to the same extent.
  7. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 14 January 2021 06: 53
    The headline is evil and does not reflect the essence of the case. Firstly, we are talking about a ship that was being prepared for eternal docking, and not for military operations. Secondly, the fraud has been discovered and the hucksters, of whom in the 90s were divorced immeasurably, who decided to profit from the bronze, I hope will get what they deserve.
    1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
      bobba94 (Vladimir) 14 January 2021 11: 20
      The title correctly reflects the essence of the matter. I, too, would like the title to look like this: "A brigade of Russian workers robbed a ship on which they were engaged in dismantling work" ...