I Visited a Russian Sub and All I Got Was…

Vlad the Inhaler had a conference call with the crew of the Yury Dolgoruky nuclear submarine, which houses 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles. He also received this stylish shirt in an on-board MWR, white-elephant gift exchange:

President Vladimir Putin, center, receives a navy t-shirt as a gift, on board a navy ship in Severomorsk, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Russian Navy's commander-in-chief Viktor Chirkov is at left, and Vladislav Malakhovsky, captain of the Peter the Great nuclear powered cruiser is at right.

President Vladimir Putin receives a navy t-shirt as a gift, on board a navy ship in Severomorsk, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Russian Navy’s commander-in-chief Viktor Chirkov is at left, and Vladislav Malakhovsky, captain of the Peter the Great nuclear powered cruiser is at right.

The Gentle Russian Bear and Her Navy

When I read that the gentle Russian Bear is up to this:

Russia is talking to Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles about housing Russian navy ships, its naval chief has said.

Vice-admiral Viktor Chirkov told the RIA Novosti state news agency Russia was in talks with the three countries about setting up maintenance and supply facilities but would not give further details.

My immediate reaction is like this walrus below. Who, if you could read lips through his flippers, he would would be saying, ohhhh seriously.? . ? . ?  .

An embarrassed walrus

Mmmmmm, fresh sushi. Arranged so artistically. And to our Russian pals, don’t forget what we do with Navies who show up in our backyard. . .