The Udaloy-class are a series of anti-submarine destroyers built for the Soviet Navy. Nowadays in the Russian Navy there are eight ships of this class. The Russian designation is Project 1155 Frigate (or Frigate bird). Twelve ships of the Udaloy class were built between 1980 and 1991, and the 13th ship was built according to a modified design, since the Udaloy II class succeeded in 1999. It accompanies the Sovremenny class destroyer in Anti-aircraft warfare and Anti-surface warfare operations.
The concept of a surface ship of special purpose was developed by Soviet engineers. The Udaloy class are most commonly considered as the Soviet counterpart to the American Spruance class destroyers.
After the Udaloy’s commissioning, in order to provide more balanced capabilities, the Soviet engineers started the developing of an upgrade package in 1982. The Fregat II Class Large ASW Ships (NATO Codename Udaloy II), the only multipurpose destroyer in the Russian Navy, is intended to be the equivalent of the American Arleigh Burke class ships.
The Large ASW Ship:
Northern Fleet – Vice-Admiral Kulakov, Marshal Vasilyevsky, Admiral Levchenko, Admiral Kharlamov, Admiral Chabanenko (Udaloy II class).
Russian Pacific Fleet – Admiral Tributs, Marshal Shaposhnikov, Severomorsk, Admiral Vinogradov, Admiral Panteleyev.Author of the post picture is Leonid Yakutin
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Dog tag “Nickolas the Wonderworker” is made of stainless steel with enamel. It represents a relief waist-deep image of Saint Nickolas in strictly frontal grand posture with blessing right hand and the Gospel in the left one (there is a cross on the binder of the Book).
A monastic elder with high templed forehead, small rounded and curly beard is the most widespread iconic image.
Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Lightning) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an eagle prepared to attack, soaring on a background of white open canopy over three red lightnings.
At the top of the medal there is the abbreviation “VDV” (Airborne troops) on a blue field, at the bottom – the motto: “STRENGTH, SPEED, ATTACK.”
Dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a image of crossed-hammer and sickle with the motto of the French Revolution, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” in Russian and French.
Freedom – the ability to do anything that does not harm others.
Equality – means that all are equal before the law.
Brotherhood – do not do to others what you would not want to get myself, and do it in relation to other such good deeds, which would be in relation to themselves.
Nicholas II was the last Russian Emperor, the king of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. His official short title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. As with other Russian Emperors he is commonly known by the monarchical title Tsar. He is also known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church and is referred to as Saint Nicholas the Martyr.
The upper cockade of the Russian Armed Forces is a custom metal sign on the military headdress (service cap). It was approved in 1998 and is applied to the present time.
The cockade represents the emblem of the Russian Armed Forces in the form of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory and honor).