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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon May 11, 2015 3:17 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    Mike E wrote:Well here we go again! http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/sa-11-buk-missile-system-catches-fire-during-victory-1703419253/+nicoleconlan

    MSM is beating the drums, all while forgetting about that multiple hundred million dollar A400M that just crashed in Spain... Apparently a small fire on an older SAM system is more important than that.  Mad

    The statement that one shot down MH-17 at the bottom really finished the article strongly.  lol1

    Did some nice trolling on those comments just now Laughing

    LOL Western media should worry more about that whole fleet of F-35's that had to be grounded, or that brand new Pentagon report talking about how unreliable and under-performing the F-35's engines are...instead of focusing on a Buk, and a few Armata systems that are still in perfectly working order.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon May 11, 2015 8:34 am

    Not very relevant but...

    May 9 parade in Minsk, Belarus

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  GarryB on Mon May 11, 2015 12:54 pm

    Fantastic parade and commemoration event....

    Is it just me or do some of the photos of soldiers marching look like models... Smile

    I realise they are not but Red Square is so huge that from some angles it just doesn't look real...

    Anyway... glad everything went so well and there were no provocations like there were for the Beijing Olympics... the Russians are getting a good reputation for organising such large successful events.


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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Mon May 11, 2015 1:11 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Not very relevant but...

    May 9 parade in Minsk, Belarus

    Great great footage. In a sense feels more down to earth, more human. Good call!

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  zg18 on Mon May 11, 2015 5:16 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Not very relevant but...

    May 9 parade in Minsk, Belarus


    At 42:00 minutes , everyone can see new Belorussian heavy MLRS "Polonaise".

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  auslander on Mon May 11, 2015 7:25 pm

    My wife wept over this one, but then Russians are emotional. Enjoy, it's short.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GVgIrw4Ihg

    And another, Sacred War.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6kzoXCi75Q

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Tue May 12, 2015 3:57 am

    Selfie of a day. Mr. Zhirinovsky as always in style. Partisan (guerrilla) dressed in vatnik is included. Very Happy


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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue May 12, 2015 4:19 am

    alexZam wrote:Selfie of a day. Mr. Zhirinovsky as always in style. Partisan (guerrilla) dressed in vatnik is included. Very Happy


    ...He likely ranted about *insert minority group* after taking that selfie lol...

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Werewolf on Tue May 12, 2015 5:45 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    alexZam wrote:Selfie of a day. Mr. Zhirinovsky as always in style. Partisan (guerrilla) dressed in vatnik is included. Very Happy


    ...He likely ranted about *insert minority group* after taking that selfie lol...

    That guy is a fraud of his own words...He prefers to talk the only thing he can do and in a very immature way at least when he speaks in open.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Tue May 12, 2015 11:26 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    alexZam wrote:Selfie of a day. Mr. Zhirinovsky as always in style. Partisan (guerrilla) dressed in vatnik is included. Very Happy

    ...He likely ranted about *insert minority group* after taking that selfie lol...

    That guy is a fraud of his own words...He prefers to talk the only thing he can do and in  a very immature way at least when he speaks in open.

    Certainly, not much people takes Zhirik seriously, but most of his public acts are just stunts. Earlier it was solemnly for his own political capital, nowadays I have a strong impression that he is saying most of the stuff that Putin wants to say himself, but is not saying due to diplomatic concerns (and not Putin himself, but some certain departments in administration,  and internal politics department, public opinion influence mechanism). It's totally fine by me, because it's the way it should be. Zhirik is actually a smart guy, he usually goes to all those public debates and tv shows with specific purpose to deliver some certain idea and message about currents in geopolitics. He is usually right on the money. Although I'm not a huge fan of him at all or ever, but he is more right than wrong. A lot of his geopolitical and strategical predictions come true. I'll post some videos, Russian-speakers would love it. Seriously, watch and hear what he says,  discard his aggressive entourage and hyper populism. He calls it how he sees it.


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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Tue May 12, 2015 11:43 pm

    Oh, well. Sorry for offtop, but here is one of typical video. There are lot of right on the money stuff like gas price, NATO, Russian navy in Simferopol, also warned about consequences... 8 years ago. 2 months before Osetia 8/8/8...

    8.
    Years.
    Ago.




    Or this, classics. Zhirik of nowadays is kinda getting old, both hypothetically and physically. Back in his time he was kicking ass.. However, I would not vote for him,  if I ever would be a RF citizen. But Eltsin was a freaking disaster even worse.  Sad

    Zhirik giving frank speech a year before USSR disintegration. He was very accurate about economical perspective, soft power and regional politics of Central Asia. He is an expert of Middle West and Central Asia after all...



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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Werewolf on Tue May 12, 2015 11:55 pm

    Zhirnovsky is a very intelligent guy and also educated on russian history however he is not what he portrays himself he is not the russian nationalist he tries to let others believe.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Wed May 13, 2015 12:04 am

    Werewolf wrote:Zhirnovsky is a very intelligent guy and also educated on russian history however he is not what he portrays himself he is not the russian nationalist he tries to let others believe.

    Exactly. But he does the trick to bend public opinion when/if needed. One thing for sure: he loves Russia and would never betrayed it, I totally trust him. He is nor presidential material, neither any kind of political leader, but he is on the right spot - public speaker, voicing right ideas, for the right folks, at the right time. He does his part and job VERY well. McCain is just a toddler comparing to the beast of Zhirik's personality, realpolitik animal. He is not broadcasting to elites, neither to most nationalists or radicals. He just voicing out loud some message and forcing people to THINK. Think globally without "pink glasses". Like I said, he is on the right spot in the Russian political machine.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Werewolf on Wed May 13, 2015 12:12 am

    Well i do not trust him. He strikes me just like the made up long term 5th columnists of higher calibre. He says alot of right and intelligent things but he does it in such a manner that he makes himself a clown, this does not discredit the content of what he says but just reduces his likelyness of getting votes or sympathy. The problem i see here is that with his overly actor like patriotism he throws at people he will start being serious as soon as Putin goes and there are no more political figures worth voting for then he might take advantage and talk serious about either precidency or getting his party in position from an well not opposition but  from the dugout. I do not trust him because his over 9000 Patriotism is more than a facade. I would not vote for him.
    Just my opinion.

    He strikes me a tiny bit like Varys from Game of Thrones a man with unknown intentions but someone who keeps telling that he is for the good of the Realm.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Wed May 13, 2015 1:53 am

    Zhiri for president? Oh, no no no no. Fortunately he is too old already. However, I heard a joke  among  my Russian friends here in San Diego: if Zhirinovksikiy would be appointed as a head of Department of Defense, the world would tremble, Obama would sanction himself on weekly basis, Merkel would leave to monastery. Besides, I doubt Zhirik has presidential ambitions, he should not at least. Let's be real, it's Zhirik Smile

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  alexZam on Wed May 13, 2015 3:16 am

    Some more great shots by Aminov. 
    Photo album «May 9th, part 2», author: Said Aminov





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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Wed May 13, 2015 5:56 pm

    Tribute to the ones who didn't make it Sad russia yes sir


    One of them was my great grandfather Boris Simkin who was one of the first servicemen in the VDV and fought right from the beginning of the war behind enemy lines training belarussian partisans until early 1942 but was transferred to stalingrad into Chuikov's 62nd army (IDK how, we know very little about his service) where he died from mortar shrapnel during an assault upon Mamayev Kurgan at the rank of captain in august 1942

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Dima on Wed May 13, 2015 8:04 pm

    alexZam wrote:Some more great shots by Aminov. 
    Photo album «May 9th, part 2», author: Said Aminov





    During the last phase of the victory parade where Putin and Shoigu went to shook hands with the marching contingent heads, our Grenadier along with others were fixated on President Putin and forgot to notice Shoigu. Its only when Sergei saluted our Grenadier that he saw DM and returned the salute. Smile

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Dima on Wed May 13, 2015 8:07 pm

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:Tribute to the ones who didn't make it  Sad   russia  yes sir


    One of them was my great grandfather Boris Simkin who was one of the first servicemen in the VDV and fought right from the beginning of the war behind enemy lines training belarussian partisans until early 1942 but was transferred to stalingrad into Chuikov's 62nd army (IDK how, we know very little  about his service) where he died from mortar shrapnel during an assault upon Mamayev Kurgan at the rank of captain in august 1942
    thumbsup

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Bolt on Sat May 16, 2015 11:38 am

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:Tribute to the ones who didn't make it  Sad   russia  yes sir


    One of them was my great grandfather Boris Simkin who was one of the first servicemen in the VDV and fought right from the beginning of the war behind enemy lines training belarussian partisans until early 1942 but was transferred to stalingrad into Chuikov's 62nd army (IDK how, we know very little  about his service) where he died from mortar shrapnel during an assault upon Mamayev Kurgan at the rank of captain in august 1942
    Respect to him, ay he rests in peace!

    I don't know if you already saw these documents, if not - take a look, these are probably about your great grandfather's deeds:
    He was an aide at Higher HQ of Airborne battalion of 8th Airborne brigade.
    And here's an document issuing him an order of the Red banner:



    In case you don't speak Russian, here's a translation:
    it says that he fought behind enemy lines and recommended himself as an absolutely proactive, conscientious and brave commander. In later combats for village Pesochna, Ekaterinovka, Akulovo, Buda (?) he professionally commanded his men thus ensuring successful combat actions of battalion's forces. He was setting up communication between his companies and battalion's commander. During combat [he managed to keep] a constant good work of reconnaissance, [he organized] a well-thought defense positions. He ensured success as in defense, as in offense.

    http://podvignaroda.mil.ru/?#id=11502727&tab=navDetailDocument

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sat May 16, 2015 5:23 pm

    Bolt wrote:
    KomissarBojanchev wrote:Tribute to the ones who didn't make it  Sad   russia  yes sir


    One of them was my great grandfather Boris Simkin who was one of the first servicemen in the VDV and fought right from the beginning of the war behind enemy lines training belarussian partisans until early 1942 but was transferred to stalingrad into Chuikov's 62nd army (IDK how, we know very little  about his service) where he died from mortar shrapnel during an assault upon Mamayev Kurgan at the rank of captain in august 1942
    Respect to him, ay he rests in peace!

    I don't know if you already saw these documents, if not - take a look, these are probably about your great grandfather's deeds:
    He was an aide at Higher HQ of Airborne battalion of 8th Airborne brigade.
    And here's an document issuing him an order of the Red banner:



    In case you don't speak Russian, here's a translation:
    it says that he fought behind enemy lines and recommended himself as an absolutely proactive, conscientious and brave commander. In later combats for village Pesochna, Ekaterinovka, Akulovo, Buda (?) he professionally commanded his men thus ensuring successful combat actions of battalion's forces. He was setting up communication between his companies and battalion's commander. During combat [he managed to keep] a constant good work of reconnaissance, [he organized] a well-thought defense positions. He ensured success as in defense, as in offense.

    http://podvignaroda.mil.ru/?#id=11502727&tab=navDetailDocument

    Thank You! I wouldn't be surprised, as far as I know he recieved the order of the red banner as well as I think the order of the red star but my great grandmother lost them somehow No I however don't know if he engagded in direct combat action, but he did survive with his unit hiding in the forest eating nothing but various berries and mice.
    Unfortunately when I went to pamyat-naroda.ru I didn't find anyone with a matching biography.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun May 17, 2015 2:18 am

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:Tribute to the ones who didn't make it  Sad   russia  yes sir


    One of them was my great grandfather Boris Simkin who was one of the first servicemen in the VDV and fought right from the beginning of the war behind enemy lines training belarussian partisans until early 1942 but was transferred to stalingrad into Chuikov's 62nd army (IDK how, we know very little  about his service) where he died from mortar shrapnel during an assault upon Mamayev Kurgan at the rank of captain in august 1942

    +1, Komissar.

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    Re: 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade:

    Post  franco on Mon May 18, 2015 12:27 am

    Photos from the parade; https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/said-aminov/album/466834/view/2276194

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