On Mar 26 2000, V Putin was elected President, and in this position will be until May 2007. At the same time he will become the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Russia.
President concentrates in his hands unlimited, extremely important to control the state and society, authority. The President determines the main directions of domestic and foreign policy, approve the military doctrine of the Russian Federation. He also generates the Russian government and oversees its activities, is of great powers in the legislative process, having the right of nomination of legislative initiatives, signing and promulgation of laws. The exclusive powers of the President are largely determinative in the life of society and state. So he, like no other, and bears full responsibility for the destiny of the peoples of Russia and the security of homeland.
For nearly 15 years in Russia pours golden petrodollars like rain. The government has formed a huge funds (stabilization, development, and so on) abroad, not releasing appropriate money on defense and security.
The Putin’s plan of destruction of Russian national defense has been and continues to be carried out methodically in many areas.
Expulsion from the armed forces of professional staff. No one else but V Putin on Feb 15 2004 appointed to the post of Defense Minister philologist by education S Ivanov, incapable of deep analysis and building defence policy in the larger perspective. To replace him on such a responsible post he appointed A Serdyukov, engaged in the furniture business and has no relation to military affairs.
Like all amateurs, S Ivanov and A Serdyukov were unable and unwilling to endure professionals around them, intelligent and moral people. So they expelled from the armed forces the best, most respected, talented commanders. Among them the commander of the Army aviation, Col-Gen Vitaly Pavlov, range aviation commander, Lt-Gen Mikhail Oparin, Black Sea fleet commander Adm Vladimir Komoedov, the chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General staff, Col-Gen Alexander Rukshin. Sent to the honorable the link commander of the strategic missile forces, Army Gen Vladimir Yakovlev… Energetic, talented generals, who knows, loves the army, and they were one with it, with those with whom they studied, served, fought, who were put in position, raised, raised. This unity, a powerful spirit, destroyed the commander-in-chief. Refer to the resignation of combat and talented General, a true patriot Alexander Skorodumov, responsible for combat training of the Armed Forces of Russia. In it he noted:
The army no longer needed professionals… do not want to serve, if the position we put forward not by merit, but by acquaintance.
V. Putin’s is also responsible for systematic destruction of military science and military educational institutions, the destruction of the Russian intelligence center. On his command, Russia has gone from legendary military base during the Vietnam Cam Ranh Bay, faithfully serving Russian and Soviet interests more than 20 years. The powerful center of the radio, an airport with multiple runways, modern Marina, station electronic surveillance, school, hospital, residential buildings, separate mixed aviation regiment which was four strategic bomber Tu-95, four Tu-142, a squadron of Tu-16 and MiG-25… Lost a strategically important base for Russia, providing Russian naval presence in the Indian ocean and the Persian Gulf. Not only left Cam Ranh. Went with a base in Cienfuegos in Cuba in close proximity to US shores, has closed three electronic intelligence centres in Angola, two bases in Somalia: military air base in Hargeisa and Navy in Berbere and other places. After leaving Vietnam, the only base listening to the Russian security services remained the center of electronic intelligence at Lourdes (Cuba).
The possibilities of this modernized in 1997, the year of the Russian e-centre is allowed to intercept even messages with US communications satellites, telecommunication cables, control the communication center of NASA in Florida. The Minister of Defense of Cuba Raul Castro not without reason said that 70% of residentially Russian security services had with Lourdes. And this base Putin eliminated. A powerful complex electronic reconnaissance “Ramona” in Ansan city, Korea province Hwange allow our intelligence to monitor US aircraft in Japan, where, as we know, only in Okinawa there are 11 US military bases.
Finding Russian intelligence center at Lourdes in Cuba and in Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam was a vital moment in the security of the Russian Federation. They have to keep. V Putin acted differently, they were destroyed by doing the will of the US administration and caused thereby colossal damage to Russian interests. Do not dare to do even B. Yeltsin, which was followed by similar proposals US. Destruction of the prosecution as regards the direct act of betrayal and sees in the actions of V Putin not only signs, but also the crime of treason to the state.
In conditions of extreme backwardness of Russia’s conventional forces from NATO countries, which cannot be eliminated in the coming years, the last support and the basis for the security of the country is its strategic nuclear forces. But here the treacherous policy of Putin has been disastrous for Russia. I would like to dwell on some points, as the experts will complement me. I will start with statements by the Director of the Moscow Institute of heat Yuri Solomonov, the developer of rocket complexes “Topol-M”, that Russia has lost more than 200 technologies for production of ballistic missiles, which significantly undermines the defense of Russia. Under the state program of armaments in Russia for 2007-2015 must be purchased 17 ICBMs Topol-M”. On the Russian armed forces will be 68 ICBM Topol-M in silo launchers, and 69 ICBMs of the same type, but in the mobile version. However, by this time will be a multiple exceeded the warranty time combat operation, all without exception ICBMs fixed in the USSR at the time of the signing of the Treaty on strategic offensive reductions Treaty (START-1, 1991), and they will be removed from combat duty. Thus by Dec 31 2015 we will have 147 land-based ICBMs with 351 nuclear warheads. It is even worse in marine nuclear triad.
Because of state treason under Putin’s direct orders, at extremely low prices were sold to China the heavy aircraft-carrying cruisers “Minsk”, “Novorossiysk”, “Kyiv”, cruisers “Zozulya”, “Fokin”, “Murmansk”, a half dozen destroyers and large anti-submarine ships. With the sale of heavy vehicles for Russia actually said goodbye to the world ocean and ceased to be a great Maritime power. Its aircraft carrier fleet eventually got China at bargain prices, which now gives its modernization. In 1989 in Finland by order of the Navy of the USSR was built the world’s most powerful unique rescue tug “Fotiy Krylov” with the power plant in 25,000 horsepower, able to pull even the largest aircraft carriers at sea state eight knots. It was a unique rescue complex with modern diving equipment, hyperbaric chamber, underwater cameras, underwater welding and cutting metal, other modern equipment. However, it was sold to Greece and the Russian Navy has lost another opportunity to assist ships in distress, including the submarine “Kursk”.
During Putin’s reign, the Navy of Russia has decreased by almost two times. As at the end of 2007, for example, there was 1 aircraft carrying cruisers, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 of them in repair, 4 guided missile cruisers, 9 destroyers and large anti-submarine ships. By 2015 in the Russian Navy will remain no more than 60 submarines and ships of the 1st and 2nd grade and almost all the outdated samples. By this time, the US fleet will increase to 300 ships of the same class.
In 1991 Russia from the USSR passed 55 nuclear submarines strategic purpose, and they are all by 2015 will be removed from combat duty. Tragically, from 1990 to 2007 in Russia was not built a single nuclear submarine strategic purpose. High combat resistance possessed mobile railway complex RT-23, the rocket which was equipped with not one warhead as “poplar”, and 10 PS. While in the travelling position the complex had the appearance of a normal car refrigerator, so to find his means of observation was impossible. It is symptomatic that the US administration quietly refers to the presence of SRF complexes “Topol”, but persistently sought from the Russian leadership, the elimination of the RT-23. In 1990s this requirement of the US was not fulfilled, all complexes RT-23 remained a part of the strategic missile forces. And only at the direction of V Putin they are within 3 years were withdrawn from combat fleet and destroyed. The most modern, the best that went to Russia from the USSR. They have no analogues in the world.
Air forces and air defense systems.
Now in service with the Russian air force are only 13 strategic bombers Tu-160 and 63 Tu-95MS. They all Soviet production and long run out technical life. In Feb 2009, the Ministry of defence for the first time acknowledged that about 200 fighters MiG-29 is not able at the moment, not only to solve the military problem, but simply to rise into the air. This is almost 1/3 of all fighter park in the country. The former commander of the Russian air force (1998-2002) General of the army Anatoly Kornukov said:
I have always considered the MiG-29 is a great plane, but those that still serve in our air force should be culled and discarded, as well as all of the Su-27, or put in an expensive overhaul.
Real replacement for them General does not see: the entire fighter fleet of the country is outdated. Wear aeronautical engineering is about 60%. Obsolete reconnaissance equipment and electronic warfare means. Largely because of these problems, and also due to inadequate planning of the operation of the RF armed forces in the Caucasus in Aug 2008, was lost (officially) 7 combat vehicles. For all the war in Afghanistan and in 2 wars in Chechnya were not lost a single bomber.
Since 1994, stopped the flow of new technology in army air defense stopped and until 2007 was not renewed. AA long is the focal character, providing cover only some of the most important objects. It gape holes, the largest of which between Khabarovsk and Irkutsk (about 3,400 km). Russia is open from the Arctic ocean. Not even all missile division of the strategic missile forces covered ground air defense system. Not protected from air strikes such centers in the Russian defence industry, Perm, Izhevsk, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk. As for the “new” Russian air defense systems S-400, while there are only 2 divisions. The military-industrial complex was subjected to severe fragmentation and privatization, artificial bankruptcy and sale for a pittance, including foreign firms.
The loss of technologies in the defense industry of the Russian Federation took a dramatic character. During 1999-2004 were lost 1,500 to 2,000 technologies every year. Went last qualified personnel, destroyed unique key production. Now began a new process: following the loss of technology perish scientific school, and this is worst of all, for the recovery of scientific schools requires 40-50 years. Therefore, the Ministry of Defence seriously intends to import weapons. As has already occurred with the purchase of the French helicopter carrier Mistral. Today it is necessary to use imported electronics and weapons. We brought far not the full list of acts V Putin, but they suggest that he consciously, using his powers, brought the country’s Armed Forces to tangible collapse, which is not able to defend Russia from large-scale aggression. The prosecution rejects claims about the absence of the Russian state funds for the maintenance of the Army and Navy. For nearly 20 years in Russia pours golden petrodollars like rain. The government has formed a huge funds (stabilization, development, and so on) abroad, not releasing any money on defense and security. In the result of deliberate underfunding of the Army and Navy found itself in a deep crisis, which unfolded against the background of the constantly increasing number of military conflicts in the world and NATO military bases along Russia’s borders.
On Mar 22 2001, 0859 MSK by decision of V Putin, the Russian orbital station “Mir” was flooded, in other words killed. Russian cosmonauts appreciated its liquidation as a betrayal of Russia. Putin, Kasyanov, Klebanov and Kopteva in Star City called Ku-Klux-Klan (sic – RB), zero-value station. The decision to code the orbital centre Putin made again at the insistence of the President of the US. Leaving unique space station Mir, the construction and the operation of which cost $4.3b, is the closure of the relevant faculties in universities, folding, crafts and other studies.
According to scientists V Putin drowned in the ocean not only the Mir station, together with her, he put on the bottom of numerous military programs, unique scientific experiments. Lost opportunities from destruction intelligence center in Cuba and Vietnam, drowning station “Mir” have not been filled, including space satellites. The destruction of the station is another crime of the Russian President.
In Jan 2004 during a visit to Delhi, Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov, on behalf of V Putin signed a contract for the sale India heavy aircraft carrying cruiser “Admiral Gorshkov”, which was the symbol of power of the domestic fleet. Experts estimate that this one ship could solve the problem of anti-submarine confrontation throughout the Barents sea. The sale of the power and glory of the Russian Navy Kremlin power again explained cynically and brazenly:
To maintain the ship for the Russian Navy and its subsequent operation in the country simply has no money. But there was money for Abramovich to build a squadron of expensive yachts, which in its technical and other data amaze many cash bigwigs of the world. And again a question arises: What is more important for Putin, the country’s security or the interests and welfare of the oligarchs? One answer is the interests of the oligarchs, on which he relies and which finance his electoral campaigns.
Social protection of servicemen and military retirees.
As a result of Putin’s irresponsible attitude to the needs of the armed forces of social protection of servicemen and military retirees turned out to be worse than social security for civil servants. The share of military families with income per family member is less than the subsistence minimum, 1.6 times higher than in Russia as a whole. In the mid-90s of the last century V Putin grossly violated the legislation on pension provision of military pensioners, cynically denying increase of pensions in connection with the rising cost of food rations to troops. In direct violation of the law of the Supreme commander of the military pensioners were robbed of more than 100 billion rubles. This crime is not only financial in nature, it is primarily caused moral damage effect on the credibility and significance of military service. Pensioners through the presentation of the claim in the courts tried to assert their rights and not always successfully. Tens of thousands of officers, military pensioners of the Russian armed forces still do not have reliable housing.
However, instead of addressing these difficult issues V Putin insisted on holding in Russia at the 2014 winter Olympic games. On their preparation and will be spent over $50b, which would be plenty enough to solve the housing problems of military personnel and military retirees. Putin’s decision is clearly a populist character, dictated by the desire to leave his mark in history, although the possibility of holding the Olympics in Sochi is already questioned. This again confirms the general line of destructive behavior of V Putin in relation to the armed forces.