List of Russian military bases abroad
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Russian Wikipedia. (August 2014)|
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.
List of current bases
|Armenia||102nd Military Base in Gyumri; Russian 3624th Air Base in Erebuni Airport near Yerevan||In Gyumri: 3,214 or 5,000 personnel according to another source.|
|Belarus||Volga-type radar station near Hantsavichy and Baranovichi (operational since 2002). Naval communication center near Vileyka. Jets deployment at the 61st air base in Baranovichi.||1,500 personnel.|
(disputed regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia)
|Abkhazia: On the site of the former Bombora airfield, near Gudauta (7th Military Base).
South Ossetia: The Russian 4th Military Base has 2 main compounds: one on the northwestern outskirts of Tskhinvali and another in Java. There is also a large number of troops stationed in the Leningor District.
|Abkhazia: Up to 3,500 personnel.
South Ossetia: Up to 4,000 personnel.
|Kazakhstan||Dnepr radar station in at Balkhash-9 near Lake Balkhash. Sary Shagan testing grounds. Baikonur Cosmodrome, A regiment of the transport aviation (Kostanay)|
|Kyrgyzstan||Russian military presence at Kant Air Base, the 338th Russian Navy's long-haul communications center, anti-submarine torpedo weapons testing grounds (Karakol, Issyk Kul)|
(disputed territory of Transnistria)
|Operational group in Transnistria, consisting of staff, separate maneuver brigades, anti-aircraft missile regiment, independent regiment and air group.||Up to 1,500 personnel.|
|Syria||Naval facility in Tartus|
|Tajikistan||201st Russian Military Base present in Dushanbe, Kulob and Qurghonteppa.||7,500 personnel.|
(disputed area of Crimea)
|Base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. See Russia–Ukraine relations, Crimean status referendum, 2014 and Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation for further details.||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, see Russia–Vietnam relations.|
List of former bases
|Azerbaijan||Gabala Radar Station was rented until 2012. In 2013 the Gabala radar station building was transferred to Azerbaijan, but the equipment was dismantled and transported back to Russia.||Up to 1,400 personnel.|
|Cuba||Lourdes SIGINT Station was closed in 2002. In July 2014, after Putin's visit to Cuba, there were rumors about its reactivation, quickly officially denied.|
|Georgia||In 1995, Russia and Georgia signed a 25-year agreement for rental of military bases in Vaziani, Akhalkalaki and Batumi. 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, see Russia–Georgia relations.|
|Uzbekistan||From 2006 to 2012, when Uzbekistan was part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Russian troops had access to the Karshi-Khanabad Air Base for operative deployment in Central Asia|
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