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Re: Russian Navy Traditions
that taking a tanker to the Med with a task group to show the flag will become a tradition?
You are forgetting those Russian names on the northern California coast.
The Russian navy, the construct of Peter the Great, was a late starter, but had big plans before WWI, including projection into the Mediterranean. The Soviets continued the strategy. Putin has done better than the Soviets by acquiring a naval base in Syria. A Med naval base has long been a Russian goal.
The primary problem is that there has been little interest in the Russian navy in the west. The anniversary of the Russo-Japanese War passed without a blip. The Russian/Soviet navy is much better represented in the card modeling circle with dozens of models of very obscure ships.
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