Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

It’s the Cold War. The Soviet army seems like a threat to the Western World. Who are they, these blood-thirsty (as portrayed by the media) leaders of the savage (as portrayed by the media!) armies preparing to invade the stronghold of the civilized world? Here are a few.

Photos of a few glorious Russian commanders, specifically the chief commander of the Soviet Black Sea fleet (based in Crimea) and his deputies and helpers. Back in 1954.

Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

Mr Sergei Gorshkov, a Soviet admiral. Years later, a Soviet air carrier ship that was built received his name. It was called Air Carrier “Admiral Sergei Gorshkov”. Do you know what they call it now? They call it the “Vikramaditya”, because it was sold to India.

Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

A Vice-Admiral.

Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s

And Gorshkov’s “aide” mr. Kuznetsov.

Just look at those faces, they are already a part of a long gone history.

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8 thoughts on “Soviet Navy Commanders of 1950s”

  1. Recently, the ex-Soviet Minister of Defense, Dimitri Iazov, the only Soviet Marshal still alive, spoke before a meeting of the Association of the All-Army Reserve Officers and declared …

    “Some hotheads are in favor of sending our armed forces into the territory of South-Eastern Ukraine, where there is a war taking place. We cannot allow this. We cannot send out troops into the territory of People’s Republics of Donbass and Lugansk, which are unrecognized republics and which are part of another country – Ukraine. Such reckless actions could lead to a third world war.”

    … which doesn’t sound blood-thirsty or savage to me. Quite the opposite actually, despite the ex-minister’s grim looks …

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