The Pod for this timeline is actually after the coupIm looking forward to all those states understanding that their new independence will bring poverty, corruption, incompetence and not the Scandinavian standard wealthy democracies. From it, they'll also realise independence is not all it cracked out to be.
And frankly, given no coup, you'd be able to preserve most of the Soviet Union as a Federation. Only the Baltics were a given, but Ukraine & Georgia are likely to me as well.
yup, the lessons learnt in Chechnya, especially anti-insurgency warfare will be invaluable.I want to say I love this TL as much as the original Russian Resurgence. And also love the details being put into it.
Once again, Chechnya. Russia will do well to learnt its lessons from the conflict much better than OTL, hopefully.
The War in Moldova hasn't started yet because Moldova doesn't have an army yet. They will not let their regions go without a fight. Lebed will feature prominently in this tl don't worry
- Really liked how you avoided the war between Moldovia and Transnistria but I think that the latter sooner or later will be annexed by Russia. Moldova instead will be more pro-EU and I think that could apply for membership and maybe even try to join NATO (although very unlikely in the short term). Also what about Alexander Lebed? Will he became popular after TTL Chechen war or will he remain an unknown general in the Russian Army?
Russian military projects will be interesting, to say the least. Will take your advice in account
- With Russia being better off economically and politically speaking in TTL I think that it isn't that implausible to see the second Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier Varyag and the fourth Slava-class cruiser Admiral Flota Lobov (today Ukayina) be commissioned in the Russian Navy in the late 1990s (the fist most likely in the Pacific Fleet while the latter in the Northern Fleet). Also, no Kursk disaster thanks to better financing or maybe because in TTL the Navy isn't as corrupt as in OTL and rejects the high-test peroxide torpedo (it's not that implausible as in OTL the Kurk was Russia's most modern submarine and that older Oscar II-class submarines didn't experience any other major disaster). If you really want to you could also have the Ulyanovsk (or what else will be called) enter service in the early 2000s but it's very unlikely. The Severodvinsk will also be most likely commissioned around 2003 and not in 2013 as in OTL.
- Regarding the Russian Air Force, they could proceed to put into service the Su-37 Terminator (the evolution of OTL Su-27M program but never mass-produced) and keep developing the MiG 1.44 program (maybe going very slow at first and being on the verge of cancellation before being reworked as a joint Sino-Russian Project?). I don't really see the Su-47 Berkut be mass-produced because apart from only being intended as a technology demonstrator it was a very maintenance-intensive machine that had a severe cracking issue with its wings.
Russia will stay in the ex-ussr for the moment yes. They're still consolidating after allThe Yugoslavian Wars could also be different with Russia getting more involved than in OTL but apart from avoiding the Kosovo War, I don't see any big change.
After 1990, war was kinda inevitable. The Bosniaks and Kosovars as well as Macedonians want to leave, and desperately.Regarding with Yugoslavia, if there is a small ASB reason that the war can be avoided and instead a more peaceful breakup E.G Croatia and Slovenia break away without Serbia acting up with perhaps Russia forcing them to agree to it?
Basically after 1990, none of the ethnicities outside of the Serbs (and maybe the Montenegrins) wanted to be a part of Yugoslavia. A fact made worse that a lot of the leadership in the final days of SFR Yugoslavia and most of the history of FR Yugoslavia (prior to becoming the State Union) were predominantly led by Serbian nationalists who sought to (at the very least) transform Yugoslavia into Greater Serbia.After 1990, war was kinda inevitable. The Bosniaks and Kosovars as well as Macedonians want to leave, and desperately.