|Some of the heaviest surface combatants of Russian Navy today in formation, |
Marshal Ustinov in the foreground and Peter the Great in the background.
The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), published an excellent report accompanied by some very good graphs, about the current and future capabilities of Russia's maritime forces. ONI's most recent unclassified report on Russia's navy, The Russian Navy - A Historic Transition, looks historically and currently at the role played by Russian Naval forces. It is the first such report discussing the Russian Federation Navy by ONI since the seventh and last issue of Understanding Soviet Naval Developments published in 1991. The document is titled "The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century", and you can read it here. Moreover, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) is making available publicly two great tables, the one about the Russian Major Navy Forces by Fleet, Russian Major Navy Forces by Fleet (Continued) and Russian Navy New Constructions.
|The Russian Federation Navy in 2015. High resolution image here.|
|Russian Major Navy Forces by Fleet (high resolution image)|
|Russian Major Navy Forces by Fleet - Continue (high resolution image)|
|Russian Navy New Constructions (high resolution image)|
At the same time, Offiziere.ch published today an excellent article written by Patrick Truffer about The Development of Soviet/Russian Naval Capabilities after the Cold War. An awesome infographic by the blogger Louis Martin-Vézian of cigeography.blogspot.com shows the drastic reduction of the Soviet/Russian naval forces, with regard of the quantity of the available naval equipment, since the collapse of the Soviet Union.The image is really big! Enjoy this awesome graph (honestly, an insane work, high resolution image here) by Louis!
|High resolution image here|