We are now abandoning the large-class ships we have or inherited from the Soviet era, and are moving to multi-purpose vesselsOutside View: Carrier plans -- Part 1 Nov 14, 2007
Uncertainty regarding financing means that we will not receive the tanks from Nizhny Tagil-based manufacturer Uralvagonzavod, nor the Su-34 aircraft that the armaments program mandatesWalker's World: The Russian bear is back Aug 13, 2007
Three nuclear submarines of the fourth generation are currently under constructionOutside View: Russia's next navy -- Part 2 Aug 02, 2007
We should abandon the existing multitude of ship and aircraft classes. Compact-sized fighting blocks going to make up ships should increase their fire power and reduce research and development costsOutside View: Russia's next navy -- Part 1 Aug 01, 2007
It is very important that the United States does not forget that Russia has a navyRussia seeks international sub pact Mar 05, 2007
Admiral of the Fleet Vladimir Vasilyevich Masorin (Russian: Владимир Васильевич Масорин) (born August 24, 1947) is a retired Russian admiral who commanded the Caspian Flotilla in 1996-2002 and the Black Sea Fleet in 2002-2005. In September 2005, he was appointed the Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy amid serious allegations of decline in Russian naval standards.
Kommersant speculated that Admiral Masorin was a temporary appointment until the new Chief of the Main Naval Staff, appointed at the same time, took command of the Navy.
Masorin completed the Black Sea Fleet Nakhimov academy in 1970. He seved as Prinipal warfare officer on the Kashin class destroyer Smyshleny of the Northern Fleet. In 1977 he completed additional officer training and became second in command of the destroyer Ognevoy. In 1980 he became commander of the Sovremenny class destroyer Otchayanny and in 1983 Masorin became chief of staff of the Northern Fleet's destroyer squadron. After completing the Higher Naval Academy Masorin was promoted to comander of the Northern Fleet's destroyer squadron.