That's the impression you leave.Wow, not being a "Putin-Russia's Saviour"-Fanboy means to be a commie nostalgic.
And being a "commie nostalgic" is fine with me but you have to take circumstances in consideration when you start throwing numbers around. Some more serious money was only allocated for domestic production only as recently as 2007, so you won't see any substantial numbers entering service until after 2010.....and the current crisis will make things even harder.
On the T-90 production...
This year 90 tanks are suppose to be produced for the Russian Army...lets see what happens.
What sort of production are we talking about.
Yep, Georgian army varies from the most well equipped [and professional!] army in Caucausus, to a mob of untrained goblins - depends what agenda the person is trying to fulfill.
Snoshi conviniently forgot the fact that Georgians did possess "upgraded in Israel" T-72s, plenty of ATGMs and artillery with modern communucation and guidence devices (all in superior numbers, at least initially).
i believe quite soon russia will again write huge budget surpluses, simply because resources be it gas, oil, metals, grain are becoming rare. the defence budget will not be touched for now, and for about two years russia still has enough reserves to spend.
if you look at all those oil projects which are stopped now, things like the collapsing oil production in mexico and so on, i expect oil prices to rebound sharply in about a year or so.
money won`t be the primary issue. the fight for resources is the great game of the 21. century and i actually expect russia to have quite a lot money to spend.
russia factories have still a very low productivity, in fact if you apply western standards the russian military industrial complex could produce the same with about one third of the workforce if i remember the numbers correctly. and productivy is allready improving in the space sector productivity increased at 13 % last year.
some capabilities will be lost, and there are still too many redunant companies. but there`s a lot of integration going on, and i still believe most capabilities will survive, and the rest will be regained by simply throwing billions at it. the problems are huge, but many people allready thought that russia wouldn`t be able to send a rocket to space today, and we all know that didn`t happen. just my opinion
Georgian army was on offense for entire what..15-17 hours? Then it was 3 days of running, during which any army with half a brain would deploy ATGM teams to cover the retreat. Several Russian tanks were completely destroyed by ATGM fire, and those were well documented facts.
ATGMs have no use in urban environment!? This statement alone shows complete lack of any military knowledge.
(The Rider's March) - Russian Red Army Choir
Russian Red Army Choir - O Field, My Field (Polushko Pole)
Russian Red Army Choir -The Sacred War
Russian Red Army Choir -Victory Day (Dyen' Pobyedy)
Red army choir - The Cossacks song
Red army choir - Soviet army song
Russian Red Army Choir - Oh, You Rye
Russian Red Army Choir - Song of the Volga Boatmen
Russian Red Army Choir - Kalinka
Red Russian Army Choir -Smuglyanka Moldavanka
Red Army Choir - The Guard Song
Farewell of Slavianka (Version #N, there are many)
Nightingales (Soviet Army Choir)
Les Yeux Noirs/ Otchi Tchernye - Red Army Choir
Russian Army Choir - Tribute to Pope John Paul II.VII
Russian Army Choir - Tribute to Pope John Paul II.IV
All ATGM's also have a minimum range.
way too much talk and not enough pix