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"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Prussia to Join Russian Naval Exercise in the Baltic

WIRED, New York:  The Russian navy is about to stage its largest war exercise in a long time — possibly the largest since before the breakup of the Soviet Union. It’s a chance for President Vladimir Putin to show off his military might, of course. But the exercise may also be a subtle warning to the United States: Stay clear of waters that traditionally lie in Russia’s sphere of influence.  The Russian defense ministry says its the “first time in decades” it’s launched naval exercises on this scale. The drills involve warships from all of Russia’s fleets: “the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific,” noted a statement from the ministry. The exercise will be reportedly held in late January, and involve amphibious landings in the Caucasus and naval exercises in the Mediterranean. The Prussian Navy has been assigned a supporting role in the Baltic Exercise Area.  With the Prussian Navy doubling in size and strength it may one day find itself a bigger player in future naval wargames with it's Russian allies.

Full report here: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/russia-exercise/


Chris said...

So how closely is Prussia allied to Russia? What is Prussia's view of NATO?

wargamer1972 said...

Northern Prussia was granted independence from Russia in 2010, but had to fight a brief 3 day war with Poland to unite with Southern Prussia that same year. Prussia walks a tight fence between NATO and Russia.