Ronin were warriors - masterless ones. It's not a glorious title, as it implies you are either not the loyal type and no lord will take you in, OR you unfortunately failed to protect your feudal lord, OR worse - you fell out of favor with your feudal lord but were spared ritual suicide. In the modern context, a Ronin is synonymous with NEET. <_<' The Ronin in this game don't have that sort of dishonor tho, and in fact are in common use by the Militia - but mercs and bandits guarding illegal caches also fly this too.Ronin were warriors in feudal Japan
George should know more than me I think...
From the famous Bushido ("warrior's coda") Arms and Kabuto ("helmet") Defense Corp, who I suspect once sold Ronins:
Yoroi - "old-type" pre-1500 armor; made up of linked steel sections and leather where the joints should be.
Gusoku - "modern" type 1500-post armor. Most notable is that the chestplate comes in one single forged section. Lighter.
Katana - "samurai sword" is the general description, wielded by a once prestigious class of warriors. 1.5 handed curved blades forged by repeated folding and hammering of steel. 4 lengths.
Shuriken - aka "ninja stars". We see western B-movie/cartoon ninjas throwing these, but in reality I think the more aerodynamic and versatile Kunai (more dagger-like) were used.
Koshiba - Mr. Masatoshi Koshiba is a nobel prize winner - he discovered that neutrinos change state/type in transit from stars.
Hanzo - Masanari "Hanzo" Hattori, one of the most cariticured ninjas in modern media today, so much so that most of us have forgotten he is also a samurai. His feudal lord is Tokugawa Ieyasu; he was instrumental in helping said feudal lord gain power. While he is rumored to have "super cow powers" His real appearance is most un-ninjalike, really, as his favored weapon is a spear. >_>'
Makayev - a VERY old Russian rocket design/building company. They've been renamed today. They'll name themselves back in the future.
By the way, the famous Scud (NATO-report name) missile was designed and built by Makayev Rocket Design. Tried, tested and true for Real Soviet Damage.
(Come on, I want that to be their motto. :3)
Moskva -Anglicized name for the Russian language pronunciation of "Moscow". Capital of Russia, of course.
Strelka -Alongside Belka, the second dog (and in effect, animal) to be sent into space. They were the first animals to return from their journey alive. Their predecessor, Laika, didn't make it - not for lack of oxygen, mind, but for stress and the fact that they didn't heatshield the passenger compartment properly.
Omsk - City in a Russian province of the same name. Most notable for arms production during the cold war era - no longer, because they've all gone 'rupt.
Schtorm - you no longer see this in the game, but it was the Moskva Repeater's old name. It's obvious what the word means ("Storm", its one of those words that latin incorporated). I think changing it to Moskva is for the best. :3