List of Russian military bases abroad
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Russia has several military bases in foreign countries, especially on the territory of the former Soviet Republics. One of the largest Russian military bases is called the Black Sea Fleet base, which is located in Sevastopol, Ukraine. Other significant bases exist in Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia (In the disputed regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia).
Following the break up of the Soviet Union many of the early warning radar stations ended up in former Soviet republics. Some, such as the radars at Skrunda-1 in Latvia and Dnepr radars in Ukraine are no longer part of the Russian early warning network. Others such as the radars in Belarus and Kazakhstan are rented by Russia.
|Country||Type of presence||Troop strength|
|Abkhazia||Base on the site of the former Bombora airfield, near Gudauta (7th Military Base)||up to 3,500|
|Armenia||Air base in Yerevan, military base in Gyumri (102nd Military Base)||3,214 or 5,000 according to another source.|
|Azerbaijan||Daryal radar station in Qabala. Operational from 1985 to 2013 and part of Russia's early warning system. Russia paid an annual rent of $7 million to Azerbaijan. In 2013, the station was closed and Russia no longer rents it from Azerbaijan.||900|
|Belarus||Volga-type radar station near Hantsavichy and Baranovichi (operational since 2002).Naval communication center near Vileyka.||850|
|Kazakhstan||Dnepr radar station in at Balkhash-9 near Lake Balkash. Sary Shagan testing grounds. Baikonur Cosmodrome.||Unknown|
|Kyrgyzstan||Air base in Kant, naval testing station at Lake Issyk Kul||ca 700|
|South Ossetia||The Russian 4th Military Base has 2 main compounds in South Ossetia: one on the northwestern outskirts of Tskhinvali and another in Java. There is also a large number of troops stationed in the Leningor District.||up to 3,500|
|Syria||Logistical facilities of the navy in Tartus||150|
|Tajikistan||Military bases in Dushanbe, Qurghonteppa and Kulab. Joint use of the Ayni Air Base. Okno space facility near Nurak.||5,500|
|Transnistria||Peacekeeping force and forces for protection of ammunition depots||1,500|
|Ukraine||Base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol||26,000|
|Vietnam||Logistics base in the port of Cam Ranh Bay. Although military presence had been diminishing for several years, in 2013 Russia and Vietnam signed a new military cooperation agreement.||unknown|
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