Cyprus to Host Russian Air Force?
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  • bpuharic

    Be interesting to see how many Russian Cessnas they put in Cyprus.

  • Corlyss

    Syria better hope the Russian navy doesn’t show an interest in Cyprus. Some cold war strategists should be rolling over in their graves right about now. Thank EU shortsightedness for a result the Russians could never have achieved without it.

  • USNK2

    Russian air base on Cyprus makes perfect sense as long as Turkey is illegally occupying northern Cyprus, and probably related to whatever involvement Gazprom will have on Israeli-Cyprus offshore gas development, plus Cyprus’ recently announced LNG facility.

  • ljgude

    I’m reminded of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations which makes a clear distinction between Eastern Orthodox countries which includes Greece and Cyprus and Serbia as cultural allies of Russia. In this view perhaps these are the natural satellites of the Russian Empire such as it is – not the Roman Catholic countries to the north which properly belong to the EU. Russia has its problems and its attempt to subjugate its traditional colonies since the time of the Czars in central Asia like Chechnya are meeting serious resistance. I think the Orthodox countries might eventually make a more happy accommodation to the Old Bear. And help the Russian empire reach long term goals like warm water ports and good business.

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