I have been wondering how to introduce this fellow to the Forum community. Because he is a former Soviet/Russian Naval officer I expect there are people here who will refuse to hear anything he has to say. They may even speak unkindly about me because I think he is worth listening to.
Nevertheless, Andrei Martyanov is not easy to dismiss. He is a Russian ex patriot living in America. In 2014 the prestigious U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings published an article he wrote that was critical of Russian naval strategic development in light of geopolitical realities.
Well, that’s as much as I need to say. If you watch the video, or read his blog:
you will see that Martyanov is a colorful character in addition to being a man of obvious knowledge and experience. Having known quite a few, I’d say these are the typical traits of a genuine warfighter.