Recently, I have read a news from Yahoo.com that actually show that Russia are interested in buying French amphibious assault ship. This came as a shock to me... I mean, during Soviet time, they are able to build any class of ships without much problem... they even design and build aircraft carriers.
What is happening to Russia now? Why couldn't they even design and build an amphibious assault ship? Have their economy actually collasped this much? I thought they are picking up in recent years... whats more, they have solid technology bases and industrial support.