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    Russian Military Bases Abroad

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:33 pm

    Hole wrote:Which will limit the number they can deploy in the Med, Persian Gulf, Baltics and Black Sea. Which will be good for everyone, except the poor muricans and their "allies". Very Happy

    This is part of what I suspect is a hidden Russian strategy to accelerate the bankruptcy of the US by driving up their defence costs under pressure from their rapacious MIC/politician combo. In this case more on the Navy.

    Bearing this in mind a couple of $B might be a good investment. Forcing the US to keep a carrier in the Atlantic, there is rarely one there now, would be a huge win.
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    Post  Hole Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:55 pm

    The renovation/modernisation process of military infrastructure (barracks, air bases and so on) inside Russia is coming to an end. It would be a logical step to search for a few well located bases abroad and spend some money on them. And I´m not talking about some military empire here, just a couple of bases with a few hundred soldiers.
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    Post  George1 Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:20 am

    Continuation of large-scale construction at the Khmeimim airbase

    NTV broadcast a video report on the continuation of large-scale construction at the Russian Hmeimim air base in Syria. The report said that "at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, the Russian military began large-scale construction. Engineers are building new runways and hangars for aircraft and helicopters. To protect aircraft in the event of a possible attack, the structures are covered with special armored plates."

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    Post  Cyberspec Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:00 am

    With the new runway, they'll be able to station LR bombers there according to a report
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    Post  Scorpius Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:54 pm


    Representatives of the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan congratulated 108-year-old veteran of the great Patriotic war Rashid Karimov, who participated in the battle of Stalingrad and the storming of Berlin, on the day of rocket troops and artillery.

    Rashid Karimov was born in 1912. He took a direct part in the liberation of Kiev, Kirov, Lviv, Konigsberg, and Polish cities. He was wounded twice during the war. Awarded the Order of Glory and various battle medals.

    Rashid Karimov returned to his native village on November 19, 1945 and worked as a teacher after the war.

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    Post  George1 Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:05 pm

    Russia received a logistics center on the Red Sea. As follows from the text of the agreement between the Russian Federation and Sudan, signed on December 1, 2020, the parties entered into an agreement for 25 years. The document was published on the portal of legal information.

    https://en.topwar.ru/177919-rossijskij-flot-poluchit-punkt-materialno-tehnicheskogo-obespechenija-na-krasnom-more.html

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 pm

    Things r heating up near Ukraine's W. border: https://www.ng.ru/cis/2020-12-08/1_8034_transnistria.html?print=Y

    If they r blocked, Russia may take Odessa to relieve them.
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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:25 am

    They were withdrawing and removing the ammo in question until they were blocked by the Ukraine... if they open up a corridor and ask the Russians to continue what they started there should not be a problem but the peace keepers in situ likely will be a different matter.
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    Post  franco Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:56 pm

    Apparently most of the ammo is old so subject to all the risks that go with that. One Russian official said at least half is not safe to move and would have to be destroyed there.
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    Post  George1 Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:37 pm

    Armenian opposition proposes to place a second Russian military base in the country

    https://en.topwar.ru/178447-armjanskaja-oppozicija-predlagaet-razmestit-v-strane-vtoruju-rossijskuju-voennuju-bazu.html

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    Post  franco Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 pm

    Russian bases abroad: 102nd base in Gyumri

    Russia has a limited number of military bases abroad. With the American 800 bases scattered from Guam to Djibouti and from Japan to Bahrain and Afghanistan, there is no sense in "competing" in this regard. And it is not necessary. The point is different.

    This meaning is to ensure security in key sectors and directions for Russia. One of these areas was and remains the Caucasus. And it is there that Russia has one of its foreign military bases - the 102nd base of the RF Armed Forces in the city of Gyumri (Republic of Armenia).

    This base is in many respects determining the security structure of the region.

    One of the components of the Russian 102nd military base in Armenia is the so-called "black fortress", in which defensive positions were and are located, allowing to repulse the enemy.

    The plot "Polygon" on the T24 channel tells about how the base of the Russian armed forces in the Caucasus is arranged, how it can resist terrorist attacks and sabotage attacks. In particular, the correspondent becomes a participant in the operation, during which the personnel of the base release the taken hostage.

    The plot tells about the combat training of the military personnel of the base, about military planning and other nuances of service in Gyumri.

    https://6b6gjclcha6ibjpa45wvvqdamu--topwar-ru.translate.goog/181270-rossijskie-bazy-za-rubezhom-102-ja-baza-v-gjumri.html

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    Post  franco Tue May 04, 2021 12:46 pm

    Two strong points of the Russian military base created in the south of Armenia

    Two strong points of the 102nd Russian base have been established in the south of Armenia in the Syunik region. This was announced by the acting. Prime Minister of the Republic Nikol Pashinyan.

    Thus, the previously announced information about the expansion of the Russian military base in Armenia was confirmed. True, initially there was talk about the creation of one strong point in the Syunik region, and not two, and the redeployment of a part of the Russian military personnel there. The ongoing negotiations between the Defense Ministry of Russia and Armenia were reported in mid-April this year.

    According to Pashinyan, the deployment of the Russian military on the border with Azerbaijan and Iran will serve as an additional guarantee of security not only for the Syunik region, but for the whole of Armenia.

    Earlier, the Armenian opposition announced the need to open a second Russian military base on the territory of Armenia, but the Ministry of Defense of the republic rejected this proposal, stating that the agreement between the countries provides for the deployment of only one. Therefore, it was proposed to expand the capabilities of the 102nd military base in Gyumri with the redeployment of part of the military personnel to the Syunik region.

    The 102nd Russian military base has been deployed in Gyumri since 1995. The total number of personnel is about 5 thousand people. The base also includes the Erebuni airfield in Yerevan. The airbase is armed with modernized MiG-29 fighters, Mi-24P attack helicopters and military transport Mi-8MT.

    https://covid36qdxuptbodqslievhsl4-ac4c6men2g7xr2a-topwar-ru.translate.goog/182639-dva-opornyh-punkta-rossijskoj-voennoj-bazy-sozdano-na-juge-armenii.html

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    Post  PapaDragon Tue May 04, 2021 4:22 pm


    Franco wrote:Syunik region...

    Gotta keep an eye on that corridor that FSB now runs better Azeris and Turks

    Lots of money will be going through there and Aliev will not want to slaughter that golden goose despite how much sultan insists on resumption of war

    Slick move...

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    Post  lyle6 Tue May 04, 2021 10:25 pm

    Grab them by the balls, and their hearts and minds would follow.

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    Post  Kiko Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:34 pm

    Sudan prepares to ratify agreement on Russian Navy base — Lavrov.

    The agreement has been announced to the public in early December, 2020.

    MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. Sudan is about to ratify the agreement with Russia on the establishment of a Russian Navy base on its territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the talks with his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Mahdi Monday.

    "We discussed this issue. We said that Russia has commenced the ratification process. The parliament is currently on vacation, so, once it is over, the State Duma will define the schedule for the reviewing of this document. This will be done by the new Duma membership. Mrs. Minister disclosed that Sudan is also preparing the ratification process. It will be carried out in accordance with procedures that exist in the Sudanese parliament," Lavrov said.

    On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced the agreement with Sudan on the establishment of a Russian Navy base. This agreement has been announced to the public in early December, 2020.

    The base is supposed to be used for repairs and the resupply of Russian military ships, as well as for crew rest. On June 1, Sudan announced its review of the agreement, "in order to take Sudanese interests and profit into account." On June 10, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the text of the agreement may change, but Moscow confirms its interest in cooperation with Sudan.

    https://tass.com/politics/1313057

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    Post  Kiko Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:11 pm

    "Difficult dilemma": The Spanish authorities decide whether or not to let Ru Exclamation ssian ships into the port of Ceuta for refueling, 17.07.2021.

    The Spanish government was faced with a "difficult dilemma" of how to respond to a request from the Russian Navy. fleet on refueling Russian warships in the port of the autonomous city of Ceuta. This is reported by the Spanish edition of El Confidencial.

    The newspaper, citing sources in the Spanish government, writes that Russia has requested refueling of naval ships in Ceuta, an autonomous city on the coast of Morocco, owned by Spain. Previously, the Russian fleet has repeatedly refueled and replenished food and water supplies in Ceuta.

    The Spaniards seem to be not opposed to providing the Russian fleet with a refueling point, since this brings good money to the city's treasury, but on the other hand, Russia is an enemy of NATO and Moscow's relations with Brussels are at their lowest point.

    According to the newspaper, Madrid is leaning in favor of friendship with Moscow, but there is still no final decision on this issue, and there are fierce disputes in the government. Opponents of the "opening of Ceuta to the Russians" put pressure on the fact that in 2022 Spain will host a summit of heads of state and government of NATO countries, and the entry into one of the ports of Russian ships could "displease" the alliance.

    Between 2011 and 2016, naval ships entered Ceuta for refueling more than 50 times, followed by a long hiatus until 2018, after NATO "expressed concern" about the arrival of "Admiral Kuznetsov" in Ceuta with escort ships in 2016. In 2018, a detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet, led by the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, entered the city; in 2019, Ceuta was visited by the training ship of the Baltic Fleet, Perekop.

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    Post  Isos Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:18 pm

    **** them. Algeria is a better choice. And now they have Tartus so they can base one or two tankers there and use their own oil.

    Why give money to US dogs ?

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    Post  Kiko Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:20 pm

    Putin, Biden Reportedly Discussed Use of Russian Bases to Monitor Situation in Afghanistan, by Ilya Tsukanov for Sputniknews. 17.07.2021.

    The hurried US and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan has sparked concerns in Moscow over the security of its Central Asian allies amid the Taliban's continued advance. All of Afghanistan's neighbours, including Russia's Tajik partners, have beefed up border security in a bid to stop violence and instability from spilling over into their nations.

    Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden discussed the possibility of exchanging information on the conflict in Afghanistan at their 16 June summit meeting in Geneva, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reports, citing sources said to be familiar with the situation.

    The discussions are said to have included a proposal by Putin to use Russian bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, possibly to provide the US with information obtained through the use of drones. The US "hasn't given a clear answer for now", according to one source.

    The business newspaper provided no further information about any other possible "coordination" between the two countries on Afghanistan.

    Commenting on the story, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed to RBC that the situation in Afghanistan was on the agenda of the June summit, but did not comment on whether the discussions included talks about Russia's Central Asian bases.

    US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad similarly has not commented on the report.

    Russia has a major military presence in Tajikistan, which is one of Afghanistan's northern neighbours. Moscow's Collective Security Treaty Organisation ally hosts the 201st Military Base in Dushanbe. The base houses at least 7,000 troops, several hundred tanks, armoured personnel carriers, artillery, at least one battalion of Orlan-10 reconnaissance drones, S-300 air defences, and over a dozen aircraft, including helicopters and ground attack jets.

    Kyrgyzstan, which borders Tajikistan but does not have a common frontier with Afghanistan, hosts Russian personnel from the 14th Air and Air Defence Forces Army at the Kant Air Base, with about 500 Russian officers and airmen stationed there. The base's inventory includes Su-25 attack aircraft, Mi-8 helicopters, and its own contingent of Orlan-10 UAVs.

    Sputnik has previously reported on US plans to station troops and equipment evacuated out of Afghanistan in a neighbouring country – possibly in one of the Central Asian republics. Uzbekistan, which is not a member of the CSTO, but maintains security ties with Moscow, has indicated that it would not allow US troops to be stationed in the country. Tajikistan hasn't hosted US troops since a brief stint in 2001. To the south of Afghanistan, traditional US ally Pakistan has also ruled out the deployment of American forces.

    Last week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the US was still "briskly" and "energetically" searching for options for where to host troops to address potential threats coming out of Afghanistan. Failing that, the US would use its "sophisticated and robust over-the-horizon capabilities" to stage attacks "even from afar", the spokesman suggested.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow plans to cooperate with Beijing and Washington to resolve the Afghan conflict through talks, including with the Taliban. A Taliban delegation visited Moscow earlier this month, telling reporters that the group would not allow any provocations with their Central Asian neighbours, promising to clamp down on the Afghan heroin trade which has bloomed under the US occupation, and reiterating that Daesh (ISIS)* would not be allowed to operate in areas under their control. It remains to be seen whether the Islamist group, which now claims to control up to 85 percent of the country's territory, will live up to its promises.

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202107171083405228-putin-biden-reportedly-discussed-use-of-russian-bases-to-monitor-situation-in-afghanistan/

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    Post  GarryB Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:59 am

    It is sad when it is the US that is the potential partner that Russia can't trust... I would be talking to the Taleban instead of Washington....

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    Post  George1 Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:36 am

    Russia, Sudan in talks on naval base on Red Sea coast — diplomat

    Russia and Sudan signed a deal on establishing a Russian naval logistics base in Sudan in December 2020

    MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/. The Russian and Sudanese militaries are holding talks on establishing Russia’s naval base in Sudan and the latest negotiations were held with the participation of a Russian deputy defense minister, Russia’s Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday.

    "This issue should be addressed to our defense officials. They held negotiations and a deputy defense minister paid a visit there," he said, without disclosing the details of negotiations between Russia and Sudan on establishing a Russian naval base in Sudan.

    It was reported in early December 2020 that Russia and Sudan had signed a deal on establishing a Russian naval logistics base in Sudan. The naval logistics base is designed for carrying out repairs, replenishing supplies and for the crewmembers of Russian naval ships to have a rest. Under the document, the naval facility’s personnel should not exceed 300 people. Not more than four Russian naval ships may stay at the naval base at a time, the document stipulates.

    Sudanese Chief of the General Staff Muhammad Othman al-Hussein said in an interview with the Blue Nile TV channel in June that Sudan was "in the process of revising the agreement signed between the former government of Sudan and Russia on the Russian military project on the coast of the Red Sea in Sudan."


    https://tass.com/defense/1340301

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