A United States naval officer, who recently spent three years in Moscow as an Assistant Naval Attache, observed what he believes to be a slight but perceptible change in the demeanor of Soviet naval officers, particularly those of the post-World War II generation. He describes them as having a "blue water look" and an aura of professionalism which is in contrast to most of their seniors.
Bates, Richard W.
"Communist Party Control in the Soviet Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol20/iss8/2