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Russia has or had military bases and military objects in foreign countries, mostly on the territory of the former Soviet Republics, called "near abroad" in Russian political parlance.
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.
In 2003, Kommersant newspaper published a map of the Russian military presence abroad.
(Formerly) In 1995 a Russia-Georgia 25 year agreement was signed for military base rental. Due to the political changes eventually the Russian bases were liquidated by 2007, with the exception of the breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, listed here as separate items.
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, see Russia–Vietnam relations.
^ abcLavrov, Anton (2010). "Post-war Deployment of Russian Forces in Abkhazia and South Ossetia". In Ruslan Pukhov. The Tanks of August. Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. ISBN978-5-9902320-1-3.