Quality controls in Russia are the main issue here.. they dont exist.. Not long ago a Ka-52
a brand new helicopter also crashed.. this is beyond ridiculous. And it pretty much looks
that is the salaries and environment work conditions and lealdership, things that directly impact the motivation of people are NOT there. Without good leaders ,without good salaries and environment conditions ,you cannot have motivated technicians to do their job well.
So is a problem that can be fixed with money...or significantly improved..
Now people knows why Americans obsession to target and sabotage Russia economy in every possible way.. They target with sanctions Russian business and prohibit Europe to do business
with them..and provoke civil wars as they did in Ukraine ,which main goal is Russia economy.
To lifting sanctions on IRAN..so they flood the market with iranian oil and makes cheaper oil..
again to sabotage Russia economy. To attacks with their media on Russia Sochi Industry with propaganda and toothpaste bombs. Storming FIFA offices to sabotage Russia world cup in 2018.
something that will generate many tourism. And militarizing Russian Borders to force Russia into a weapons race..with US . All this things, are part of the same paper ,same strategy. That is to create the worse possible conditions for Russian citizens,either civilians or military . And create unemployment or low pay jobs.. things that damage the popularity of any Government.
US is effectively in an Economic War against Russia.. but is not yet full scale .. And Russia
needs to better use its budget and not fall in the weapon race trap and blindly spend in military
things they don't need.. as it is the Mistrals or anphibious assault ships they now making..
And focus in the most important things. and all this crashed every week or every month
needs to stop.. or Putin will end rightly overthrow by its own military for incompetence.
Making it easier for the west to destabilize Russia.
Personally i will not expect any changes at all.. or things to improve.. until real Radical
changes done ,a major reform and or a new completely different president elected with much more vision than Putin.
Something that i will have done that is radical.. will be like cut the Navy budget in half ,
scrap most of the soviet navy ,and offer the sailors to join the army to drive armata tanks..
And the money saved there -re-invested in the Russian Airforce and Russian army in modernization and expansion of it.. to a new level. with new military bases and modern repair facilities. The bear bombers do have its use.. as monitoring spy planes ,and their long distance travel and capability to carry lethal weapons should not be underestimated. In fact the bear only needs to be improved.. needs to be made ,to be easier to maintain ,fool proof to repair . Perhaps a modular version of the plane done ,that requires very little job to replace any part for a brand new one. The bear should not be discontinue but improved and made it more simple to repair.. its job should be spying enemy borders through long distances and to retain its capabilities to carry lethal weapons.
Putin is not a bad president.. but i neither think he is a visionary.. He is more reactionary president.. Expect things to be bad to try to fix it. Expect to be under sanctions to start import substitution. Putin is good in diplomacy but not so good in development and planning. It is very short sighted that Russia now have programs to replace western technology dependence ,when that have to be done a decade ago. not now..You have the Russian modern warships halted because they depend on Ukraine Gas Engines. And no one saw the risk of depending in Ukraine
that already had very hostile factions planning to take power again ,as they did. I think someone like the pm of donetsk Sarashenko could be a real alternative for President of Russia..