A naval plan Andy Rooney would love

No More Ships for the Russian Navy (10/27/04 entry)

Instead of building new ships, the Russians are going to focus on upgrading existing ones. The Red fleet is only a skeleton of its former self.

Worse, maintenance has not been kept up, and ships have not spent much time at sea. Crews are poorly trained and morale is low.

I’m taking it to mean that maintenance, training, and morale are EVEN LOWER than in the “glory days” of the Soviet Fleet. Which means rock bottom, since those were pretty awful even back then.