2. Oops: Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets

    On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

    But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.

    While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

    These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.

    “The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”

    Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.

    A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened….

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  4. Delfin (Дельфин, Russian: “Dolphin”) was the first Russian battle submarine. Laid down by Baltic plant at St. Petersburg, launched in 1902, and entered service in 1903, training officers and sailors.

    On 29 June 1904 the submarine sank in the Neva River by the wall of the Baltic shipyard during a test dive. The captain and 24 crewmen were killed, and 12 men were rescued.

    more on wikipedia


    Sailors observing from the Russian submarine ‘Delfin’, 1904.

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  5. mudwerks:

    (via shaltay0boltay: У.Дисней. “Тик и Так” (худ. У.Дисней))

    Уолт Дисней. “ТИК И ТАК”
    (“Младост”, Загреб, 1963 год, художник У.Дисней)

  6. zolotoivek:

    Aleksandr Deineka - At the Press, Illustration for ‘Prozhektor’, 1931

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  7. mudwerks:

    (via The Imperial Sailing Palace - English Russia)

    The yacht looked rather unusual: the yacht itself (the higher body) represented the boat cut at the waterline 79,25m long and 33,53m wide placed on the elleptic ponton (lower body) 71,63 m long and 46,63 m wide. In the middle section it was not higher than 5,49m, the bottom was flat, with three keels. It was often called “the bull on the halibut”.

  8. mudwerks:

    (via Dear Princess Tatiana | English Russia)

    The 10th of June was birthday of Great Princess Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova.  She was born to become a part of the magnificent history of Russia but shared the country’s destiny by suffering humiliation and death from hands of those who had lost any morality.”

  9. Paul NIZOVOY

    London. 1936. Hamish Hamilton. 1st UK edition, translated from the Russian original by John Cournos. (4), 421 PP. Cloth cover, novel

    Moving and triumphant story of man’s struggle with nature on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, as the Bolshevik Revolution.

    - Boglio Maritime Books -