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Watch The Russian Helicopter Drill In Action, Just In Time For The Ukraine Elections

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Russia may or may not be pulling its forces back from the Ukraine border, but in their place it is launching a massive, and just as symbolic airforce drill, profiled previously, which is taking place at the same time as the Ukraine presidential elections. A part of it can be seen in action, courtesy of the EuroMaidan YouTube channel, which reports that The Russian military conducted airborne drills outside Rostov-on-Don near the country's border with Ukraine. No dramatic Wagner music, but watch the Russian choppers fly in the clip blow.

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4789060 G.O.O.D
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What happens if they elect someone the cabal dont like.. like last time? Do we have to go through this same shit again until they get the puppet they want?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:05 | 4789067 Headbanger
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:28 | 4789142 Oh regional Indian
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:53 | 4789214 power steering
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Obviously a toy! but for 1,000 Euros you can rule the world!


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:32 | 4789365 ilion
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I guess this means it will all end well.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4789401 Harbanger
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Wanna see extreme flying? :)  I bet they cant do this with their Helis.



Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:31 | 4789525 Theta_Burn
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A "crack stick" some of those guys are badass at that, I was lucky just to get mine back in 1 pc...

Send him over to my place to trim my trees..


Sat, 05/24/2014 - 08:35 | 4791007 thestarl
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Thats one angry little motherfucking piece of hardware,cool.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:06 | 4789075 BigJim
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Kinda like when the EU referendums failed, they just went ahead with the Lisbon Treaty? Yup, I'd say so.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:04 | 4789452 Canadian Dirtlump
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Speaking of chopppers. See video for ukrainian helicopter firing at it's own men at the checkpoint.




apparently the soldiers are saying " what the fuck are they doing " "get them on the phone" "is it ours" as another replies "who else"



Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4789063 Silver_K-9
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Kill da Rabbit!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:05 | 4789068 G.O.O.D
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Just put Timothy Geithner in charge and move to the next country already.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:54 | 4789220 power steering
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What? Replace Hunter Biden? Not on yer life comrade

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:12 | 4789072 pound the vix
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Where are those massive helicopters from Red Dawn?  Must be saving them for after the vote




Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:06 | 4789078 b_thunder
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See the giant red stars on the 'copter? Who says cold war is over? They even stopped pretending that they're not the same evil empire as before.


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:16 | 4789109 Dr. Engali
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How many military bases do they have around the world?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:27 | 4789139 Theta_Burn
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Thanks to US meddling, 2

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:03 | 4789776 KingFiat
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Thanks to US meddling, one less. The Sevastopol base used to be a Russia-foreign millitary base. Now it is just another military base on Russian soil.

I'm sure the US government is going to spin this as a big win some time soon: "This administration has a strong and consistent foreign policy, and we don't let anybody bully us. As a result of our recent foreign policy actions, the imperialist country of Russia now has one less foreign millitary base."


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:23 | 4789808 Theta_Burn
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Good 1

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:34 | 4789157 disabledvet
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"knife to a gunfight."

Fixed wing aircraft is what needs to be measured up here. The distances our that way give new meaning to the term "vast."

He's the plane to start with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpN8lYM4eqg

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:44 | 4789731 lakecity55
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(Bath House unzips his pants)

"HAHA< Vlad, here's my Rocket! Suck it!"

"My Rocket stays in my pants, Bath House. The Rockets on the missile launchers behind you do not. Goodbye, Comrade."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:48 | 4789196 mandea
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so what'sur point?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:08 | 4789082 Theta_Burn
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Maybe the Ruskies dont want to tip thier hand but that was rather weak...

Taking the sleds out for a stretch American style...



Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:12 | 4789094 medium giraffe
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I say, that is a big chopper!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:14 | 4789105 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Unless nuclear missiles are flying over the polar ice caps, this issue is completely irrelevant (other than being occasionally bullish) to the markets.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:20 | 4789121 G.O.O.D
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Hard not to believe a semi limited nuclear exchange would not be bullish. Lets say maybe half a dozen cities and maybe North korea gets wiped out? That should make for an all time high. I am totally long nuclear exchange.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:07 | 4789254 agstacks
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think of the windows we'd have to replace! Bullish for sure..

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:17 | 4789114 homiegot
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Long burned flesh.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:20 | 4789124 Ivan Nokabolokov
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They could be flying in their spare time.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:38 | 4789171 HaroldWang
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You guys must be bored today if this is the best you can come up with. Really? Helicopter drills? Happen pretty much every day in Russia, in US, in just about any military country. Slooooooww news day I suppose.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:44 | 4789182 mandea
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no, it's just old timer's soviet propaganda. 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:42 | 4789176 XRAYD
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Ahhh ... the smell of Napalm!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:43 | 4789179 mandea
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wow, say hello to the brave new world: export of gas and weapons!

Are you all happy?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:43 | 4789181 Amish Hacker
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If Ivan needs spare parts for those helicopters, there are still lots of them scattered all over Afghanistan.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:45 | 4789188 mandea
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:))  in chechnya as well.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:24 | 4789333 Volkodav
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I think you know nothing about Chechnya.

Most Chechen support Russia. You support Wahabi terror?


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:27 | 4789348 Volkodav
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I think you know nothing about this subject.

Better worry about your own country.

Ask Afghans who they hate.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:32 | 4789369 mandea
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get the hell out of here cheap communist. Are you paid for all this? 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:45 | 4789413 pods
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Probably not as good as you.


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:53 | 4789216 Jack Burton
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If they operate like the Ukrainian helicopter force, then they will be targeting their own men. Yesterdays massacre, well documented on video shows Ukrianian attack helicopters shooting up a Urkrianian army check point with three APCs and dozens of soldiers. 14 dead 25 wounded. All on video, of course the USA claims that Pro Russian Defense Forces did it. Who shall we believe, The US State Department of videos from the scene? Yes of course, when has the USA ever lied to promote war? Why never, we know that. Just ask 2 million dead Vietnamese. We had to defend our ships at sea on their innocent duties, and if bombing Vietnam to rubble is what it takes, Well, Self Defense isn't it.

I am sure that the US is all about peace and stability in Ukraine. Wasn't it Nuland who said she handed 5 billion dollars of our tax money to her pals in Ukraine to ensure peace and prosperity? 5 billion spent, and look at Nuland's peace and Nuland's prosperity. Neo-Con style. Just how many Americans can be bluffed into equating neo-con war mongering, with the national interests of the American people is amazing.  As long as the media and corporations back the neo-con war machine, it will be nothing but more war, all paid for by taxpayers.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:57 | 4789229 mandea
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do you have a contract to post here these comments? it gets boring. "fascist", "neo-cons", "nuland", all this crap. Check your master was talking 2 h about everything, including the origins of the universe. Aa? he clarified everything.

And by the way, it's russians money to keep 50k of soldiers "for peace purposes". so, cut it short, is trully boring.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4789355 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenism propaganda is getting cheaper by the day as weird as it can sound.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789359 Volkodav
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useless talkings

get lost

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:01 | 4789227 Joe A
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Watch these Ukranian helicopters bulleting their own checkpoint probably killing their own (of course blame was put on pro-Russia insurgents): http://rt.com/news/161044-ukraine-helicopter-checkpoint-attack/

There are also reports of Right Sector killing Ukranian conscripts because they refuse to engage seperatists. These reports come from seperatists so should be taken with care.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:08 | 4789258 Spungo
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I guess they're great for attacking civilians, but what good are they against anything else? The Afghan war showed how a bunch of cave dwellers with stinger missiles (literally) can easily shoot down helicopters. The stinger is more than 30 years old, so I assume they've improved the range and accuracy since then.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789267 Protokletos
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So, what the fuck are you trying to be reporting here exactly?




This shit is getting ridiculous, Tyler.  

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:14 | 4789281 Atomizer
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We couldn’t find that page.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4789331 Mr. Delicious
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Why post your thoughts, when you could be in a nice bath, cool jazz playing, candles lit, a glass of Chardonnay at the ready, and two fingers delicately removing that nasty sand from your vagina.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:11 | 4789274 Atomizer
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Stop at 45 sec. BBC POC(Piece of Crap)? CNN? Tail info.


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:36 | 4789377 gcjohns1971
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It is the Cyrillic alphabet.  Those are not Roman Alphabet letters.

It says VVS Rossii.

The "BBC" (VVS) actuall means "Voyeniye Vozdushnik Sil". 


The part that looks roughly like this POCCNN says this: "Rossii"

TRANSLATION:  "of Russia"

Put 'em together "Air Force of Russia"


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