By Fareed Zakaria
They say it takes two to tango. But two tanks tangoing?
In the video above, tanks do a pirouette and jete in a kind of tank ballet directed by a choreographer from the Bolshoi Ballet. It highlights two of Russia's surviving strengths: military hardware and ballet.
This exposition held recently outside Moscow wasn't about art. It was about commerce. Russia was showing off its military technology and looking to impress potential buyers.
One has to assume Syria's President al-Assad had to decline the invitation, but that's OK because Russia's best customers are not in the Middle East, but rather to the southeast: India, Vietnam and China.
Asia is rising and arming up, and their defense budgets are soaring across the region. Moscow is benefiting, though not as much as Washington, which is, of course, the world's biggest arms seller.
It does indeed. Tanks for the reminder.
What a sinful Planet. Mother Earth is under Two gun points:-
1) Devilish-Human made WMD and
2) Powerful and non-resistance natural disaster.
According to New-York times, as Today, Russia start moving Aircraft carriers and fighter jets into Syria. And who is watching???
The Jewish State also, appointed the General, if war started with Iran.
Iran also planned to blocked the straight of hormus.
U.S already, stand by.
Now, if you add-up the above, the result will be.....
.... Your mother
...that you have watched too much Hannity and forgot to put on your tin foil hat today.
What a load of crap! Russia does not have ANY aircraft carriers! Zero! Zilch!
It takes two fools to spread the rumor: one telling another believing!
... you going back to school to learn how to spell?
Sad that even intellectually mobile nations like India and China have fallen to the trap in the GREAT GAME.
and why blame the Russians and The US.
a person only sells what the buyer wants..........
The buyer ought to say NAY and Enough...............and that is the only solution.
Fortunately mankind the Russian ballet excels the country's arms manufacture. The classical Russian ballet – with the two ensembles the Bolshoi in Moscow and the Kirov in St. Petersburg – is unbeatable and has the most legendary dancers in the history of ballet.
please read: FORTUNATE FOR MANKIND
....and according to CBC.ca/news; the Canadian Bank, TD, closed Talibans, I mean Iranians Bank accounts. Some said," How I am going to smoke Shisha?"
My message to the bloggers here, since we had good and bad chatting together for a long time, try to do Two jobs, if you make less than $60,000.00/year. The war with Iran is more likely.
War causes Recession and unemployments. Bad economy is on the way, worst than the last one. Be prepared. Stop panic.
He 100% piece of sh iet.
Go to your window and wave at me.
Taliban is not Iranian: it is Pakistany-US child!
a muslim is a muslim is a muslim...
something does not look right about this vidio,,, where did russia get an american space shuttle to display for there tank show
It's not a Shuttle, that ship is called Buran, similar idea that was developed in Russia
But unfortunately never flew in space. Is its presence an indication that Russia is thinking of re-activating the program?
Dentate: it actually was in space and back without crew: landed on auto-pilot. And it is a part of permanent exibition in Moscow: sure Russia have no plans for resurrecting the program considering that even Americans decided to discontinue it a long time ago. Get youself educated if that kind of stuff is of some interest to you.
Did the space shuttle get hijacked to Moscow?
I think that is a mock up of the old soviet Space shuttle the Buran
Russia needs to start a war. ITS the reason we always start wars, all that money spent and nothing to use it on so start a war to justify spending billions on military and spending nothing on education, or the middle class. Hooray Beer! i mean america
I'm surprised you didn't whine about the "MIC".
These stories are so important. I am tired just imagining the analysis that must go into a story such as this. This is why Matt Lauer has a salary of 17 million dollars this year, and the President of the U.S. less than half a million.
Nothing is wrong people. Move along. Do not even glance over at the little fat man behind that curtain pulling on strings and moving levers.
Have to keep Russia in circulation: the boss had ordered. Not a day without Syria and Russia mentioned: even if there are no news at all!
Well, there's ballet, anyway. I think Russia's military hardware more than "proved" itself in GW1 and GW2.
What was the point of this article? Entertainment or to make a statement? "Washington, which is, of course, the world's biggest arms seller" What did the writer hope to achieve? A collective gasp of realization that the US government lies, cheats, steals and kills. We knew that.
The purpose is to hypnotyse you: think Syria-Russia-Syria-Russia-Syria-Russia... and look at these tanks turning!
Formula 1 drivers are better and faster.
LOL - 23 seconds in, in the background is a Space Shuttle. No, not ours. This is the Russian version, the one they built trying to copy the US .. but it never flew! SO what is Russia trying to show off with that??? That they can build items that never work????
There were four other Buran shuttles named OK-1K2 Ptichka, OK-2K1 Baikal, Shuttle 2.02 and Shuttle 2.03 some of which flew only test flights and were incomplete. The program was cancelled in 1993. In 2002, the Buran was destroyed when the hangar in which it was stored, located at the Baikonur cosmodrome, collapsed
Well, I am against killing People. I believe, people will change from worst > bad > good.
So, killing is not acceptable. How many murderers are regretting, after they got caught and remained in Prison?
I read lots of books written by Jewish authors, criticizing American leaderships.
They wrote the books, to tell their story and also others to hate American leaderships.
Wow. I considered, those books are the seeds of hates. That could cause war among Nations.
Currently, I bought a book:-
"When General Grant Expelled The Jews".
Author: Jonathan D Sarna
The overviews are full of hate on American heroes and its History, on some parts.
Did you even bother to read it. If you had, you would have understood the mentality of the day and how we have learned from this experience.
S T U P I D I G N O R A N T B I G O T!
Did,...if you do,...
Have ..if you had ...
Learnt from ... those ...
100% piece of shyatt is a S T U P I D I G N O R A N T B I G O T!
What a lame montage!
The smaller businesses have to be aired off while big boys get their deals :)
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