Better is the enemy of good enough.
All translations by me.
Monday, October 13, 2008
The Somali Folly: Russia Sends a Mothership...Or Is It Bait?
Gist: The Baltic Fleet tanker Yel'na sets sail for the shores of Somalia. There she will rendezvous with the escort ship Neustrashimyy which has been sent there to fight piracy. The tanker carries water, fuel and weapons for the escort ship. The ship is guarded by a detachment of marines armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns. They have orders not to allow pirates to get within shot range.