The Importance of Foreign Military Bases for Russia

Author
Anna Maria Dyner
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Outside its borders, Russia has military bases in the post-Soviet space and in Syria. The main goal is to increase Russian military security and political influence in countries in which these bases are located. Despite economic difficulties related to the drop in oil and gas prices and the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia will maintain its network of bases, which it considers an important element of influence.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, Economics, Military Strategy, Coronavirus
Political Geography
Russia, Eurasia