Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (2nd R) attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Havana July 11, 2014.
Reuters: Russia considers military bases in Vietnam and Cuba: agencies
Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the Cold War, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday.
"We are dealing with this issue," the agencies quoted Pankov as saying in Russia's parliament.
Russia lowered its flag at the Lourdes signals intelligence base in Cuba and the deepwater Cam Rahn naval base in Vietnam in the early 2000s as part of a drawing down of Russia's military presence around the world after the demise of the Soviet Union.
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WNU Editor: There is a Russian "listening post" in Cuba .... Russia Set to Reopen Soviet-Era Spy Post in Cuba (Moscow Times). But to have a military base .... I fail to see what its military purpose will be aside from putting political pressure on the U.S..
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