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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 am 
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The Dark Lord, Sauron, justifying the Long Watch from the walls of Helsinki, who are ever alert for the tiniest movement from the Shadow to the East with his ever competent and limitless armies of orcs which we should all be absolutely terrified of.


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The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia’s military campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad with its planes carrying out air strikes against rebel forces.

It was being overhauled on one of the world’s biggest floating docks in the icy waters of the Kola Bay near Murmansk close to where Russia’s Northern Fleet is based and was due to go back into service in 2021.

Maria Kovtun, Murmansk’s governor, said in a statement that a rescue operation had been launched and 71 people evacuated after the floating dock holding the ship had begun to sink.

The warship had been successfully extracted from the dock before it completely sank, she said.

Investigators, who said they had opened a criminal investigation into the incident that would look at whether safety rules had been violated, said one person was missing and four others were being treated for hypothermia after being plucked out of the water.

Alexei Rakhmanov, head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, told the TASS news agency that the ship’s hull and deck had been damaged, although what he called the vessel’s vitally important parts had not been harmed.



Scary dudes, the Russians.


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The floating dock had been hit by a power outage which had caused its water tanks to fill up rapidly, prompting it to sink, the factory said.


Maybe the Russians were employing a new “submarine” feature on this ship? ;-)

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The greatest threat to the Russian Navy has always been the Russian Navy.

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The greatest threat to the Russian Navy has always been the Russian Navy.


:lol:
Well stated!

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The amazing true story of K-19

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-19

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EUBanana wrote:
The Dark Lord, Sauron, justifying the Long Watch from the walls of Helsinki, who are ever alert for the tiniest movement from the Shadow to the East with his ever competent and limitless armies of orcs which we should all be absolutely terrified of.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... reddit.com

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The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia’s military campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad with its planes carrying out air strikes against rebel forces.

It was being overhauled on one of the world’s biggest floating docks in the icy waters of the Kola Bay near Murmansk close to where Russia’s Northern Fleet is based and was due to go back into service in 2021.

Maria Kovtun, Murmansk’s governor, said in a statement that a rescue operation had been launched and 71 people evacuated after the floating dock holding the ship had begun to sink.

The warship had been successfully extracted from the dock before it completely sank, she said.

Investigators, who said they had opened a criminal investigation into the incident that would look at whether safety rules had been violated, said one person was missing and four others were being treated for hypothermia after being plucked out of the water.

Alexei Rakhmanov, head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, told the TASS news agency that the ship’s hull and deck had been damaged, although what he called the vessel’s vitally important parts had not been harmed.



Scary dudes, the Russians.


In Russia half liter vodka bottle is plainly is pol litra, 1.5 liter family size vodka bottle is called Gitler. Get the idea? :roll:

Why are Russians so accident prone? :lol:

But then we must be fair and not to forget the Exxon Valdez mishap. :(

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EUBanana wrote:
The Dark Lord, Sauron, justifying the Long Watch from the walls of Helsinki, who are ever alert for the tiniest movement from the Shadow to the East with his ever competent and limitless armies of orcs which we should all be absolutely terrified of.

Yes, that is true, I can't sleep because of Putin in my nightmares. The funny thing is that that behavior pleases Putin and his friends, as it gives to the Russians the feeling that they are strong and important on the international stage.


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EUBanana wrote:
The Dark Lord, Sauron, justifying the Long Watch from the walls of Helsinki, who are ever alert for the tiniest movement from the Shadow to the East with his ever competent and limitless armies of orcs which we should all be absolutely terrified of.

Yes, that is true, I can't sleep because of Putin in my nightmares. The funny thing is that that behavior pleases Putin and his friends, as it gives to the Russians the feeling that they are strong and important on the international stage.

:lol:

Do not worry about Putin, we are on guard.

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Rajalla (On the Border)

Raja railona aukeaa (Like a chasm runs the border)
Edessä Aasia, Itä. (In front, Asia, the East)
Takana Länttä ja Eurooppaa; (Behind, Europe, the West)
varjelen, vartija, sitä. (Like a sentry, I stand guard)

Takana kaunis isänmaa (Behind, the beautiful fatherland)
Kaupungein ja kylin. (with its cities and villages)
Sinua poikas puolustaa (Your sons defend you)
Maani, aarteista ylin. (My country, the greatest treasure)

Öinen, ulvova tuuli tuo (Nocturnal howling winds bring)
Rajan takaa lunta. (Snow from across the border)
— Isäni, äitini, Herra, suo (Lord, let my mother and father)
Nukkua tyyntä unta! (Sleep, calmly dreaming!)

Anna jyviä hinkaloon, (Fill the bins with grain)
Anna karjojen siitä! (Let the herds breed)
Kätes peltoja siunatkoon! (Let thy hand bless the fields)
– Täällä suojelen niitä. (I am here, protecting them)

Synkeä, kylmä on talviyö, (The winter night is bleak and cold)
Hyisenä henkii itä. (There is an Icy breath from the East)
Siell’ ovat orjuus ja pakkotyö; (Over there is slavery and forced labour)
tähdet katsovat sitä. (the stars look down and see)

Kaukaa aroilta kohoaa (Far away on the Steppe rises)
Iivana Julman haamu. (The ghost of Ivan the Terrible)
Turman henki, se ennustaa: (A spirit of doom is at work, augering that
verta on näkevä aamu. (the morning shall see blood)

Mut isät harmaat haudoistaan (But fathers, gray, rise from their graves)
aaveratsuilla ajaa: (Phantom steeds they ride)
karhunkeihäitä kourissaan (Bear spears held in their hands)
syöksyvät kohti raja (Rushing towards the border)

—Henget taattojen, autuaat, (Blessed spirits of the forefathers)
kuulkaa poikanne sana — (Listen to your sons oath)
jos sen pettäisin, saapukaat (if I should betray my words, then come)
koston armeijana —: (as an army of vengeance)

Ei ole polkeva häpäisten (Their tread will not desecrate)
sankarileponne majaa (the resting place of your heroes)
rauta-antura vihollisen, – (From the iron-soled foot of the enemy)
suojelen maani rajaa! (I will protect your borders)

Ei ota vieraat milloinkaan (Strangers will never take)
kallista perintöänne. (your precious heritage)
tulkoot hurttina aroiltaan! (let them come like hounds from the steppes)
Mahtuvat multiin tänne. (they will find a place here under the soil)

Kontion rinnoin voimakkain (With a bears powerful chest)
ryntään peitsiä vasten (I charge against the lances)
naisen rukkia puolustain (defending your women’s spinning wheels)
ynnä kehtoa lasten. (and your children’s cradles)

Raja railona aukeaa (Like a chasm runs the border)
Edessä Aasia, Itä. (In front, Asia, the East)
Takana Länttä ja Eurooppaa; (Behind, Europe, the West)
varjelen, vartija, sitä. (Like a sentry, I stand guard)


And Rob is writing about walls of Helsinki. :lol:

But there are no walls in Helsinki, Helsinki is not a medieval town, founded 1550. Though there is the sea fortress Viapori.

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IIRC Vyborg had a castle.

But I guess Vyborg, to continue the LOTR analogy, is basically Minas Morgul now. ;)

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