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Russia: Reviving the Pacific Fleet

Mar 25, 2015 | 09:16 GMT
Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag in a port in Shanghai after taking part in a joint military drill with China in 2014. During the Cold War, the Russian Pacific Fleet was a defensive force, completely outmatched by the naval forces of the United States. Russia plans to bolster its Pacific naval forces over the next decade.
Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag in a port in Shanghai after taking part in a joint military drill with China in 2014. During the Cold War, the Russian Pacific Fleet was a defensive force, completely outmatched by the naval forces of the United States. Russia plans to bolster its Pacific naval forces over the next decade.
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During the Cold War, the Russian Pacific Fleet was a defensive force, completely outmatched by the naval forces of the United States. Russia plans to bolster its Pacific naval forces over the next decade, but funding constraints will force it to carefully prioritize spending....

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