Nuclear submarine “Vladimir Monomakh is the third submarine of the fourth generation, completed the Northern expedition and arrived to the place of permanent stationing in the Pacific fleet. The importance is not only the fighting potential of the latest ship, but his title claims which may arise from the Ukraine.
On Monday, the strategic nuclear submarine of the fourth generation “Vladimir Monomakh”, armed with missiles “Bulava”, arrived at a permanent stationing ZATO Vilyuchinsk on Kamchatka after the transition to the Pacific fleet. According to the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry, the submarine moored at the pier of a modern infrastructure base, “was established in Kamchatka for atomic submarines of the new generation.”
“Much more important than what the boat came on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the fact that today in Kiev on Vladimirskaya Gorka was doused with paint the monument to Vladimir, the Baptist of Russia”
Quieter is better
The chief of staff of Pacific fleet kontr-Admiral Igor Osipov congratulated submariners with the arrival to the place of permanent deployment.
“Vladimir Monomakh” left in the inter-fleet transition from the Northern fleet to the Pacific in mid-August on the Northern sea route. The submarine will join the 25th submarine division of the Pacific fleet.
“Vladimir Monomakh” – the third strategic submarine of the new generation project 955 “Borey”). As stressed in the defense Ministry, for its construction, applied the latest advances in reducing noise. Currently three submarines of this class (project 955 “Yuri Dolgoruky”, “Alexander Nevsky” and “Vladimir Monomakh” are armed with missiles “Bulava”. The fourth submarine – “Knyaz Vladimir” – will be project 955A, its adoption in the composition of the fleet is expected in 2017-2018. It is planned to build eight submarines of class “Northwind”. Is not excluded the decision to continue their construction after 2020.
Military expert, captain I rank stock, Vice-President of Academy of geopolitical problems Konstantin Sivkov indicates that the submarine of the new generation differs from its predecessors in the first place, the new system acoustics. “The nuclear submarine “Vladimir Monomakh” in the noise level corresponds to the same U.S. submarine “Los Angeles” and even largely hush her. In a real combat situation this means that the more likely to win the Russian crew”, – said the expert newspaper VIEW. It is important to note that “Los Angeles is a multipurpose nuclear submarine, designed to hunt for Russian SSBNs, including the type “Borey”.
Sivkov believes that this is an important breakthrough, since domestic submarines of previous generations significantly exceeded the American level of noise. “In a combat situation chances to win the Americans from our sailors almost wasn’t”, – he explained.
Underwater cruisers of strategic appointment of the project 955 “Borey” was established in St. Petersburg JSC “CDB me “Rubin” and built at the Severodvinsk enterprise “Sevmash”. The surface speed of this cruiser – 15 knots, underwater speed – 29 knots, the cruiser can dive to a depth of 450 metres. Endurance – 90 days. The crew – 107 people. The main armament of the submarines are 16 Intercontinental ballistic missiles “Bulava”.
“Speculation caused by the inflamed imagination”
Note that the submarine is named after the great historical figure, which is an integral part of both Russian and Ukrainian history. We will remind, in Kiev was a lot of talk about plans for the installation in Moscow of a monument to another historical figure of the same name – the Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir Svyatoslavovich (the Red Sun), the Baptist of Russia. Some Ukrainian historians saw the events in Russia’s desire to “privatize historical legacy of Kievan Rus’. As is known, in Kiev, the monument to Vladimir was established over 160 years ago and is considered one of the oldest in the city. In Kiev like to say that Prince Vladimir has no relation to Moscow, which in years of life did not exist. In his honor, by the way, is called the fourth submarine of the project “Borey” “Prince Vladimir”, its launching is planned for December.
Ukrainian political analyst, former editor in chief of the newspaper “Kiev Telegraph” Vladimir Skachko believes stupid to share a common history. He recalled that when he lived Vladimir the Great, who baptized Rus, and Vladimir Monomakh, which strengthened Russia, “there were no Russians and Ukrainians.”
“Were Eastern Slavs, the Russians, who built his total for all of the state. And all the rest is speculation, caused by an inflamed imagination, hate and search for enemies in Ukraine. Much more important than what the boat came on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the fact that today in Kiev on Vladimirskaya Gorka was doused with paint the monument to Vladimir, the Baptist of Russia. This monument is common to the three peoples: Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian, and generally to all Eastern Slavs,” Skachko said the newspaper VIEW.
The incident with the monument expert is tied to the fact that the Ukrainian TV channel “112” is conducting a survey about the most outstanding figure in the country. “Natsik trying, jumping out of his pants that this man was Stepan Bandera. They have already gathered 23% of votes. And Vladimir the Great, not straining, has already received 35% without any preparation. Politizirovannost people just choose the person who laid the foundations of morality, ethics, spirituality, the cultural code of the nation,” he said.
Vladimir Skachko believes that a certain part of the audience the names of Prince Vladimir Monomakh, or even Lenin “cause tremors”. “Without these people there would be no Ukraine as such. It would be miserable provincial education that produces the light lackeys. And all” – summed up the jump.