Russian SU-25 pilots launch unguided missiles and bombard targets simulating armored vehicles during a training exercise in Kyrgyzstan.
Pirates Hijack Russian Oil Tanker
In 2010 Somali pirates captured a Russian oil tanker. The European Union, which patrols these waters, refused to interfere claiming that they feared there could be casualties. Then Russian Navy Commandos freed the crew & recovered the tanker. This videotape shows what happened after the Russians captured the Somali pirate ship. The Russian commandos spoke to each other in Russian, but spoke to the pirates in English. The Russians also communicated with what the pirates understand best of all - force & strength. The anti-piracy laws of the18th & 19th centuries provided that the captain of a ship, which captured pirates, has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. The traditional result was a quick hanging.