Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a former member of the KGB, appears intent on returning to the Cold War glory days of Soviet Russia by giving strong indications of building a military base in Cuba – as well as other possible global locations.
(When representing the United States, Barack Obama has taken to bowing to other leaders both great and small)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes to establish its first naval base abroad since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and is looking at Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles as possible locations, state-runRIA news agency quoted the navy chief as saying on Friday.
Russia has been increasing the reach of its navy in recent years, sending warships further afield as part of an effort to restore pride project power in a world dominated by the U.S. military.
“It’s true that we are continuing work on providing the navy with basing outside the Russian Federation,” RIA quoted Vice AdmiralViktor Chirkov as saying in an interview. LINK
It is likely no mere coincidence that Moscow appears so willing and eager to challenge the military dominance of the United States at a time when its president has repeatedly bowed and begged other world leaders. Remember this moment when President Barack Obama whispered promises to former Russian President Dimitri Medvedev that he would be able to do more for Russia “after the election”?