Russian defense minister: No plans to build aircraft carriers before 2020

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Nov. 18, 2011, 9:45 a.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

No money has been allocated as part of the Russia weapons procurement program for the period up to 2020.

The Russian Defense Ministry does not plan to build aircraft carrying cruisers and support vessels for them before 2020, and no money has been allocated for these purposes, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov told journalists on Friday. "So far, no money has been allocated as part of the [state weapons procurement] program for the period up to 2020. [United Shipbuilding Corporation general director Roman] Trotsenko's announcement that we are about to start building aircraft carrying cruisers is not true, to put it mildly," Serdyukov said.

"We have no such plans until 2020. No funds have been earmarked,' the minister said.

So far, the Russian Defense Ministry "does not have a clear vision" of its future aircraft carrier's appearance and its technical capabilities, he said.

"We have ordered a preliminary design project. The industry, the United Shipbuilding Corporation to be precise, will have to show it to us. If it suits us, and if we understand that the ship itself and its support vessels will have some potential which we do not have today and which cannot be created by other ships, the chance of building it is not ruled out," Serdyukov said.

However, this construction will not be possible earlier than 2020, he said.

The preliminary design project should be ready in 2015, after which these issues can be discussed, he said.

The minister said he did not rule out that the aircraft carrier project could become obsolete.

"We need to understand how to assess all this. When we learn its technical capabilities and parameters, we will immediately begin thinking how to apply them. But, so far, it is empty talk," Serdyukov said.
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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 10:31 a.m.    

There could be People who think that the gas to Europe will be switched off until a fair price for the Russian gas pipelines is paid to Russia.

If the gas is switched of to Europe, then this would not be good for the Markets, or for the Euro Debt Crisis, because this will increase Unemployment, and that will increase Government Deficits.

There is already a period of considerable volatility and uncertainty associated with the Euro Debt Crisis, and since it was the EU Officials who said that Russia has to sell its gas pipelines that are not on its territory, then they need to help Russia receive a fair price for those gas pipelines.

We need to remember that the Money Russia spent on building those gas pipelines would have earned interest in the Banks, and Russia could have loaned that Money to the European Union in its time of need.

It would not surprise me if some Unelected EU Officials, who are America’s Puppets, actually want Russia to switch off the Gas to Europe, because they will sell their Stocks and Shares and their Euro Bonds, before they go down in price, and buy them again when they reach rock bottom in order to make a huge profit for themselves by means of their proxies.

This is because the European Union made a set of rules, and then thew Unelected EU Officials change them if there is a Profit to be made for themselves, and some European Union Politicians.

This is because these Unelected Dictatorial EU Officials who change the Laws have Secret Information of the Law that they will change to make Money at the Expense of others.

We see that the European Union changes the rules, and this can be seen with regard to Russia being able to own the Gas Pipelines.

I would never want to own any gas pipelines except in my own Country, because if I needed to switch off the gas to NATO Europe, I would not loose that Money, that I could have invested in infrastructure in my own Country.

Resource Poor Japan knows that if any Country is overly reliant on their Natural Resources to run their Economy, then that Country is not a very Advanced Society.

Money that needs to be spent or lost because of NATO Europe is Money that is Excellently Spent and Lost, especially if it is a Northern League Nazi NATO.

There are People who think that Russia should encourage Countries to Own and to Pay to build gas pipelines on their own Country, so that Russia can invest that Money on roads, and railways that will create Employment for their own People.

The Nazis of Europe may provoke a situation using Serbia and Kosovo, because they think that Russia may switch off the gas to Europe to help the Serbian People, because Russia has said that it will help the Serbs.

We know that the Serbs were originally Russian, and they came from Russia, because they fled the Mongol invasions of Genghis Khan.

I know that there will be cynics who will say that Russia only wants to switch off the gas to Europe, because they want to encourage their European Partners to participate in all aspects of joint research effort on missile defence, and joint testing of missile defence systems.

This would make the project cheaper for all participating countries, and the system will be completed more quickly and more cheaply with Russian participation, because Russia has Excellent Research Scientists.

There could be People who think that Russia wants to make the European Union too poor to conduct this research, and that Russia wants to make Money on the Stock Market to Fund its own research, because its Western Partners have made this decision unavoidable for Russia.

I am more than happy if Russia gets a fair price for their gas pipelines for helping the Serbs, but I would strongly suggest that Russia would not be helping the Serbian People only for the Money.

The Global Markets need confidence restored to them at this time, and not to hear the words Sell, Sell, Sell.

The European Union should be the first to help themselves, and they need to there are genuine status neutral talks between the Kosovo Albanians and the Serbians, and they need to help Russia gain a fair price for the gas pipelines it has built for its own benefit, and for Europe’s benefit.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 3:40 a.m.    

You don't understand that nobody wants to do business with a dictatorship, like Russia. Unfortunately, the government IS big business in Russia and therefore carries the threats of its idiotic foreign service and military leaders.

Try and uncouple government from business and you will find more willing partners. Business ownership is not a proper role of government. Sadly, Putin doesn't seem to understand this and he is the genious in power for another 12 years.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 6:03 p.m.    

...No navy, no aircraft carriers, no planes, no sailors, no money.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 9:44 p.m.    

The russian baboons think that they have navy; according to the russian retards 'Kursk' didn't sink she is on a secret UNDERWATER mission to fight and destroy all evil american military power....By the way, air force is also impressive; the whole world saw the mighty russian air forces represented by six wobbly old helicopters hovering in total dissarray over the red square during the 'victory' parade in Moscow. That why the whole world, considers russians not only kleptocratic murderes but also pitiful, pathetic clowns....

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 2:09 a.m.    

You would be wiser not to take every article you read in KP as a gospel. Take it with a pinch of salt; you are too sweet in your simplistic throw-away remarks:))))

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Anonymous Nov. 20, 2011, 10:18 p.m.    

And you, Guest 02:09, are assuming that Guest 21:44 does indeed have two brain cells rocketing around in the cranial cavity that come close enough to each other to generate a thought. Wrong!

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Anonymous Nov. 20, 2011, 2:27 p.m.    

Russia only needs to ask itself for just how many years has Russia and White Europe been friends, and they should ask themselves just for how many years have Russia and China been friends.

My opinion is that China and Russia should be partners, who need each other, and Russia should basically have less to do with much of White Europe, and China should have less to do with America.

I think Russia and China should work together on Many Scientific, Military Matter like a Missile Defence System, and Economic Matters just like Britain and America.

Russia might switch off the Gas to Europe if they do not receive a Fair Price for their Pipelines.

China might ask the Americans to pay back the Money that it owes to China.

For all we know, Anglo-America might have everyone buy up gold from them , because they might go to Hitler’s MoneySystem, because you do not need gold to back up a Money System.

Regardless of what most of think of Hitler, his Money System Worked, and all it needs is enough muscle, and Muammar Gaddafi may have been tricked, and inadvertently tricked others that America does not want the Gold Money.

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