Giving the Russian passports does not give Russia any say in the laws or behaviour of any of the Baltic states
Times have changed: Russia won't tolerate their oppression as she used to. https://politexpert.net/106841-tragediya-pribaltiki-estoniya-eto-novyi-krym-dlya-rossii?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=lentainform&utm_campaign=politexpert.net&utm_term=1270375&utm_content=6342178
Ukraine has no chance: https://rueconomics.ru/vse-novosti
If they got 12 FFGs right now... no questions asked... what would they do with them?
The same things they do now with their FFGs & corvettes, only more- i.e. longer times at sea & farther away, like permanent presence in the Med. Sea just announced: https://syria360.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/russias-navy-establishes-permanent-presence-in-mediterranean-sea/
So stop building all ships and subs.... all they need is email... much cheaper. ..Who cares what the US navy does... it covers up child molestation cases in Japan when US sailors rape children... should Russia do that too?
Pl. stop being silly & exaggerating everything to prove ur point! CVNs r not "all ships"! Besides email, official radio/tv announcement can also be used to communicate warnings. They could demonstrate a threat by sinking an old moving ship from 500km away with Granits/Calibres just before going to the exclusion area being blockaded.
none of them can use torpedoes and only the Tu-95 and Tu-160 would have the range to get anywhere near Venezuela or Africa, but their ALCMs have no use against ships... they hit fixed targets on the ground that are not moving...
Tu-22M3Ms can be mid-air refueled & escorted by MiG-31s, & they do carry AShMs. There's also a SL version of Caliber, 91RE1 with a torpedo, similar to the American ASROC/SUBROC, & it could be adopted for AL if needed:
Piss off... that is just bullshit...But they are not getting them so they don't need escorts for Mistrals. the Kuznetsov is in overhaul and by the time it is out there will be a Kirov class ship that can escort it, so what does it need these Chinese ships for again? ..why take an enormous step back with this crap... amazing Type 054A... it looks bloody ordinary to be honest... it is not worth the time or effort... they have corvettes better armed than that. yeah... they will buy some chinese ships... when they start buying Chinese fighter planes... they make them fast too don't they? ..the Americans turned the chinese against the Soviets... They don't have a CVN... why would they have a full escort for a carrier they don't have...Why do you think if they had a CVN and wanted to sail it somewhere that all their ships would be in training or in reserve?
- just because u say so? They'll have other class(es) of LHA/Ds to escort. But after he said they already have "enough escorts for carriers", i.e. more than 1, I replied to that. A CGN may or may not be ready, & it's only 1 instead of 3-4 CGs/FFGs/DDGs that can surround a CVN with protective bubble. Type 054A can be up-armed if it's current weapons r not enough. The US just used PRC-USSR split to its advantage, playing the "China card" against them- don't put a cart before the horse! They didn't try to order Rafale fighters after the Mistral deal, did they? No shame if "u scratch my back, I scratch urs!"- these kinds of deals happen all the time. The US uses Russian rocket engines for space launches, should they order their Su-35s too? If it's cost effective why not? ~2/3 r in training/reserve, not all of them- don't put words in my mouth!
Would be cheaper and easier to build new ones that dig up the dead that would be useless... you are already complaining they don't have escorts for the CV they have WTF do they need any more now for?
That's in ur judgement! They do have escorts for Adm.K, & TAKRs don't need as many escorts as CV/Ns.
..what they need is pretty much an air defence force ship that carries AWACS aircraft plus fighters and tankers etc... it will also have SAMs and UKSK launch tubes and will be perfectly capable of defending itself.
Right, when deployed & in a real war, their best/main de-facto role will be to act as decoys to draw the enemy swarms to themselves! Failing that, 1 tactical nuke/EMP burst & they r history!
Russia will have by the end of the 2020s 2 aircraft carriers.
That may be true, but what will they do with just 2 of them when there is an emergency in the Med. Sea, Indian/Pacific/Southern Ocean while 1 is in repair/refit/refueling & the other hasn't completed training & 100% ready or too far away in the wrong ocean? For example, France is also a continental power & has 1 CVN & may or may not get a 2nd CV
, not CVN. But they r allied with the UK which has 2 QE CVs & the USA which has 11 CVNs, 1 of which is forward deployed in Japan, next to the RFE, & it's worth 2-3 CVNs based on US West coast ("911 carrier": it's the emergency ph# in USA). Russia doesn't have that luxury, as the PRC won't be such a close military ally to help Russia with her CV/Ns & therefore can't be relied on. That's why the VMF admirals (like their PLAN counterparts), want 6 CVNs, 3 in the NF & 3 in PacF, to have at least 2 ready in both oceans 24/7. earlier I calculated that LHA/Ds/BDK + CVNs will need ~50 surface escorts, & besides they may & will be tasked with non-escort missions too.
Russia is a huge continental power, but it's also riverways & canal power, connecting the 5 Seas around its European part; maintaining them & building the new Eurasian Canal is more important for her economy & defense than getting new CVNs. https://larouchepub.com/pr/2018/180517_nazarbayev_proposes.html
If/when it's built, ships of the Black & Caspian Sea fleets will be able to bypass the Bosphorus, the Suez & the Red Sea to get to/from the Indian Ocean. All these projects will cost $Bs.