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17 February 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words

Anyone wishing to get an idea of the size and composition of the Russian Pacific Fleet would perhaps be misled by this photograph from the website of the Voice of Russia radio station. Is the sailor with the binoculars looking for that fleet, or is he part of it? And which Russian naval chart puts the Gulf of Aden in the Pacific? Or does the Russian Indian Ocean Fleet not exist? Perhaps it consists entirely of submarines?
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  1. :-) I guess it happens because nobody reads the website of the Voice of Russia radio station.

  2. Those guys with hands on their napes are the elite FSB squad of divers placing authentic ancient amphoras in strategic places of the gulf's bed.