57 thoughts on “Military Units near Moscow City”

  1. The new defense minister [a civilian] ordered that all soldiers should take a one-hour nap in the afternoon and go home for the weekend.
    Maybe this is their overnight parking spot. Some time ago people found a whole tank brigade in the mountains, deserted. Army is a mess.

  2. All this for a parade? In the USA you will never see such a display. It seems that Russia remains obsessed with its military. I find this disheartening.

    • We have only little to be proud of, more and more idi0tic things are happening every day.

      Putin was promoting Arbidol anti flu on TV, [does not work BTW]

      themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/putins-midas-touch/404385.html

      Obama introduced health care for all in the US, in Russia they made health care [starting last friday] commercial only. Germany, Holland, USA are more ‘s0cia1ist’ that Russia now
      themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-takes-anti-socialist-approach-to-health-care/404551.html

    • Obama introduced health care for all in the US, in Russia they made health care [starting last friday] commercial only. Germany, Holland, USA are more ‘s0cia1ist’ that Russia now
      themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-takes-anti-socialist-approach-to-health-care/404551.html

    • Uhm, there was this war with Germany 50 years ago, where Russia lost many people.

      WWII was an existential battle for Russia, unlike for the US which guarded by two oceanic moats.

  3. it is like every year, even the planes are the same and more interesting like the MIG 31.

    And in the US you have the same but you have to come to an army base, while in Russia the army base comes to you. It is the same but the other way around.

    Conclusion: east-west, north-south are all the same but different package.

    • I like how one of you are talking about a video game (call of duty modern warfare) It’s like being upset when a movie comes out and the Russians are upset about being the bad guy in a James bond movie. Its not real and it is not to be a offense to you, you should take pride in the respect and intimidation you have over the whole world. Even if you don’t like that it is what is keeping you safe at night, no one wants to mess with you because your so strong, Look at America with there new president Obama he is weak and the country is turning that way also.

      I have always wondered this, why Do Russian not like Americans, we fought and died right next to you in the same foxholes in Russia together. We were fighting for both are freedom shoulder to shoulder. I understand that it was not are land we fought for but we did fight and die for Mother Russia also. Every one in ww11 was fighting for there land there women and there children. And the greatest love you can have for your bother it to lay down your life for them, and may Americans died for Russia just like many Russians Died for America. Even if you don’t want to think like this it did happen. God bless Russian and God bless America

      • So much distrust and paranoia was put in the hearts of the Russians during Soviet times, it does not just evaporate. Most Americans are 100% indifferent towards Russians. Who find this hard to believe, because in Russia politics are a favorite subject of discussion, unlike the US.

        • Russian’s love the technology of the west but they hate the politics.There will always be some uneasy thoughts between Russia and the USA.Since the Soviet Union fell the attitude between the 2 countries has improved much,but it is still 2 superpowers on each side of the earth.There will always be some negativity there.When I grew up in the 70s and 80s I was amazed at how much power the 2 countries had.At 1 time the tensions between the 2 superpowers was 1 millimeter away from the end of human life on earth.I am glad that did not happen!

          • Russia is no longer a superpower. We have lots of gas and the country is very large, that is it. We hardly manufacture anything, export besides gas and other natural resources is close to zero.

            Organisation,logistics and politics, all is nightmare and getting worse every day.

            No longer a superpower

              • “China will be the next superpower”

                “WILL BE”??? Is, more like. 2-million man standing army, owns the debt of other industrialized nations, is a massive net exporter of goods, is expanding and reinforcing its military… China is the new US. Scary.

      • Nice reply.

        >I like how one of you are talking about a video game
        >(call of duty modern warfare) It’s like being upset
        >when a movie comes out and the Russians are upset
        >about being the bad guy in a James bond movie. Its
        >not real and it is not to be a offense to you

        It is offensive because it is viewed as anti-Russian propaganda when Russia is consistently portrayed as a villain, for the last 60 years.

        I’m Polish and even I am annoyed seeing Russia consistently portrayed as a villain when it is the US that goes around invading countries and search for pretenses to invade more.

        >I have always wondered this, why Do Russian not
        >like Americans

        You have it backwards.

        Living in Canada, I’ve always wondered why people here and in the US don’t like Russians.

        When was the last time Russians invaded North America?

        When Brezhnev was asked in Toronto in regard to how many missiles the Russians had pointed at Canada he said none, he’s got nothing against the Indians =)

        Very nice reply though!

  4. Too much idle talk about ordinary stuff. Heey people haven’t you ever seen tanks!? Its conventional military camp, but its not in the desert, so what?
    Not to everyone. I’ve found somebody’s comments really interesting

  5. Too much idle talk about ordinary stuff. Heey people haven’t you ever seen tanks!? Its a conventional military camp, its not in the desert, so what?
    Not to everyone. Somebody’s comments I’ve found really interesting

  6. Yup, it’s for a parade. I would say this, please. The average American doesn’t hate Russia. They have never hated Russia. Americans feared the Soviet Union because of Communism and their ability to shoot missiles at the USA. Growing up, I often worried about a Soviet-American nuclear war. With the end of the Soviet Union, most Americans wished Russia well. Why should we hate Russia? Far as I can tell, the average Russian wants the same things the average American wants – to be happpy, live a good life, and to raise their families. Nothing to hate there. I am grateful not to have to be concerned about a Russian-American nuclear war. Unfortunately, the threats are now different, and frankly threaten both countries, and here I speak of Islamic extremists. I believe we can, should, and must work together to meet this threat. Having said all this, I wish Russia and the Russians a happy Victory Day.

  7. Well thanks for helping me understand more about this, I think that the both country’s try and divide the people to control them and its sad. Can you imagine what the two greatest country’s in the world could do if they would just get along. It will have to be this way if we are to stop Islamic Wave of hatred that is staring to wash over planet. London is gone and If Russia and America don’t address this soon it will be to late.

    • Stephen, a low-level insurgency conducted by tiny numbers of people does not constitute “a wave of Islamic Hatred”. Quit with the hysteria.

      Russians don’t have a whole lot to celebrate right now, let them celebrate a past for which they are (rightly) famous. You guys over there need a cultural revolution this time, not a political one. It’s the Russian mentality which needs fixing…

      • Agreed. Russian mentality will lead to nothing. An econonmy based on ‘networking’ [read: c0rruption] and short term vision, combined with zero innovation and a decline in education [Russia filed less patents in the last 50 years than Germany in one year – can you believe that ?] will lead to decline of everything.

  8. In the 8th picture, there’s something that looks like a German Jagdpanther behind the T34- anyone know what that is? I’m actually more interested in the old planes, though. Anyone know anything about those?

    • The tank destroyer behind the T-34 in photo #8 is an SU85 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-85
      You can see it from the front in photo 5
      Judging from photo 9, they are a popular parade item, or just more durable than other WW2 models

      • As for the planes, in photo 15 you’ve got a whole buncha MiGs, from left to right: MiG-25, -19, -23, -17, -25, and the rear end of a MiG-21

        Other interesting aircraft include a big blue Sukhoi Su-35 (see photo 14, bottom right) and possibly a Mil Mi-6 helicopter (photo 11 and 18)

        there’s definitively more than that, but I don’t really feel like squinting at the screen anymore

      • SU-85 to be precise. It has a long barrel, with a spherical gun mantlet at the base. A SU-122 has a stubby howitzer barrel and a very distinctive gun mantlet.
        http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/self-propelled-guns/su-122.asp

  9. Why are there old planes in the background? Is there an exhibition normally? It looks very interesting. Maybe you could perhaps take some pictures of those jets sometime. Would love to these photos of that! Anyway, thanks for the pictures of these military units!
    Greetz!!

  10. That is an aircraft museum Khodynka (which itself was an airport, now missing the runway). Those exibits really need care, I see early Mig-23S and that is MiG-25 (“M” prototype?).

    Artillery and missiles on the remaining airstrip parking straight are preparations for some parade, T-34 is probably a “mascot” from WW2…

  11. In actual fact, (for those who have never been to Moscow) The aircraft are permanently stored here and are not part of the Victory Day Parade. Reason why you see all this Armaments next to the Aircrafts is that this is where they do their practice since its not to far away from Red Square were the actual parade is held.

  12. By the way, if you Google Earth Khodynka Airfield on any normal day, you would see the Aircrafts minus the army heave machinery units. Khodynka Airfield used to be an Airforce Base before it relocated due to the growth of Moscow and the aircrafts were then stored here (Museum).

  13. Verry impressive group. Where’s all the Men? It must have been difficult to take these pictures without being stopped and questioned or arrested?? It looks very well encamped, and pride in their parking. Amazing how the jets are so tightly parked, that must have been difficult, but well done. Hoping you are having a beautiful spring weather now. Have one shot of Stoli for me….lol…:)

  14. atom problema don la gec fekete budha g emir gore global militari had emir katona kiráj vagyok a terorista telepen rohado atomkamikáze hadur vezér cim hungari dabas segesvári ut 1 .és hadseregem figyelmét felhivom hogy miután semijen jo szándék jele sincs pozitiv változásnak és minden egyűt műkődést a nukleális komfliktus békés rendezésére meg tagad hungaria atomterorista tolvaj hűbér zsugorti ország .igy 32 honap nukleális terorizálása a világnak és az én hadur vezérként katonai ataséjaként gyihárd beli legnagyob hadamnak meg gyalázása miat nem kap semijen kőrűlmény estén se kegyelmet .és a mai naptol totális háborut inditunk a világ megvédése nevébe és eltakaricsuk hungaria utolso komunista világ népeimnek életére tőrő rafinált gazember talnyalo senkiházi judás népet .gyihard beli hadseregem kezgye meg a háborut .hijába valo volt enyit kinlodni enek a népnek nincs gerince becsűlete szive még a saját foradalmát is eladta a tolvaj teroristáknak .dőgőjőn meg egy ijen hitvány zsugori pénz imádo valás és had gyalázo hálátlan takony nép ha tudot ijen rohadék leni és minden hadseregeim meg gyalázni .és a meg válto jo profétaként ahejet hogy szerete volna halára sanyargat és pasiot csinál és egy atom sorompo se elég hogy aba hagya mijen hitvány fasista bunko nép ez hogy kirabol meg gyaláz és mindig csak az a válasza amikor egyűt műkődést kértem a nukleális probléma megoldására nincs rá szerencsétlen kirabolt emir tolvaj prédaként hogy nincs rá pénzem hogy szeresen a zsugori tolvaj teroristáknak meg van .és dőgőjek meg nyugotan és az emberiség is őket nem érdekli .ha nem szereték a hadurat nem sereti a had se .és ha megprobáltuk meg védeni és csak leki kenyeret hálát kértem a hadi szővecségért de azt kaptam hogy nyugotan dőgőjőn meg katona kiráj ur .akor katona milioim is ijen kőnyőrtelenűl mészároja le ezt a romlot zsűlőt világunk elenségévé let átkozot takony gazember talpnyalo népet.a mai napal tul lépték azt a határt amig kegyelmet szánhatunk volna inentől meg őjűk ezt a senki házi gerinctelen népet .legyen ez hitványságuk kőszőneteként gyihárdom fizetcsége..és ha már a legnagyob fegyver arzenálom kelet ide hoznom és ijen szépen meg kért ez a tolvaj gerinctelen bunko nép hogy letakaticsam a főld szinéről agyuk meg a mogyát világunk elenségének elpusztitását és hasznáják el a légi csapás rakéta csapásra hozot fegyvereink nagy részét igy 50szeres rakéta csapást mérűnk rá van elég a hadi tengerészetemnél majd veszek a hadi emirként ujat .jo pusztitás kivánok hadamnak és jo tank legyalulást is tanuja meg ez a sunyi bunko nép hogy aki ijet csinál meg tiszteltetés csalágyával egyűt fel apritani nekűnk .és it is evel egy időbe takaricson ki komandoimbol a kvalifikált komandom és a szeméjes tiszteséges barátaimon kivűl mindenkit őjőn meg ..kőszőnőm hadseregem figyelmét don la gec

  15. helo don bil la gec fekete budha g emir vagyok a teror zug terorista és tolvaj csalo rabságbol.ha nem védi meg a sajátvagyonomhoz valo jogom a világ el kel engednem az atomiot

  16. atom problem.
    helo don bil la gec global gore vagyok .miután nem véték meg az atom sorompot .el fogadtul a la global atom iparként az atom sorompo megvédés meg tagadását.igy .kőteleségűnk .a la nukleál arzenálomal nukleális meg semistő csapásal meg semisiteni a világot..kár hogy a g emirként emirségem egy pervezrz tolvaj horda csicskája let .és a tőb milio miliárd euros vagyonom nem használhatom.égjen akor .jo atom háborut maguknak is .aa la global atom iparként a 35000db atom rakétámal és 20 mega atom arenálal és a nukleális erőművaimel meg semisitem a világot .ha ugy se jo semire .kár. la global emir magna bine atcses g emiratus .sujt e szikszus atom la nukleál arzenál .atom kát.adijos global hon.la nukleal szamuraj komander tiszte nukleál zsinat .szamuraj nanki zsinat.latom atom emir nukleál véto .

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