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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Threadbare Bear 

The Russian Navy's flagship, the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great was ordered back to port after failing multiple inspections. There is some controversy as to the safety of the ship's reactors, but the Navy's problems are endemic and seem to be getting worse. The naval budget is so short, the Russians cannot afford to scrap the ships they no longer need, much less properly maintain the ones they still have in commission. I suspect the army and air force are in a similar situation, but they aren't as visible outside Russia.

Russian flagship ordered to port
Russia's rusting navy
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