Russians go: Russia began a massive return to Africa

While the US is head over heels mired in a trade war with China, Russia is rapidly expanding its influence in Africa. Some analysts not unreasonably believe that it is just right to talk about the return of the Soviet position on this continent. All this, of course, cannot but worry Washington.


Recall that on October 24 of this year, a Russian-African summit will be held in Sochi. In the history of our country, this will be the first event that delegates from 35 African countries will visit, which indicates the strengthening of Moscow’s ties with this continent.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia almost completely left Africa, giving way to the "Western partners", which China later joined. However, in view of the situation in 2014, Russia urgently needed a new ally at the UN, and countries from the African continent account for almost a third of the General Assembly. And the first results of the interaction were not long in coming. 58 African countries abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the inclusion of Crimea in the Russian Federation.

Further more. Over the past 4 years, between Russia and African countries have been concluded about 20 agreements on military cooperation. Moreover, the day before, a contract was signed for the purchase of Russian fighter jets worth over $ 2 billion. Add to this the minerals, including: gold, diamonds, uranium and hydrocarbons, access to which our country gets in exchange for providing Russian military advisers with stability on the continent and assistance in the fight against terrorism.

So, in August of this year, Rosneft signed a contract with Mozambique for the development of several oil fields. In turn, Gazprom plans to expand gas production here and build an LNG plant.

Of course, such a development of events “spoils the nerves” of our overseas partner. In this connection, the US command of the US armed forces in Africa has embarked on the implementation of a five-year plan aimed at curbing the expansion of its geopolitical opponents (we are talking primarily about Russia and China). Thus, the struggle for the continent will only increase in the coming years.

Ultimately, the winner of this confrontation, in addition to access to unlimited resources, will also gain control over major sea lanes. Moreover, now Russia has a unique chance not only to regain the USSR’s position in Africa, but also to significantly strengthen them.

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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 19 September 2019 14: 26
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    ... delegates from 35 African countries will visit, which indicates the strengthening of Moscow’s ties with this continent.

    - again, at the expense of Russian pensioners, they will grow another 35 Salah al-Din Ahmed Bokassa ...
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 19 September 2019 17: 49
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      again, at the expense of Russian pensioners they will grow the next 35 Salah al-Din Ahmed Bokassa ...

      And not the minke whales raised them and continue to do so.
      1. Igor Pavlovich Offline
        Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 19 September 2019 21: 21
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        Read the story of Bokassa.
        1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 20 September 2019 11: 38
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          Quote: Igor Pavlovich
          Read the story of Bokassa.

          Stripes, you still will not be printed, just to defend your interest.
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 September 2019 09: 42
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    -And who can answer ...
    - There is a legend, passing from generation to generation. that, they say ...- Africa is simply necessary for Russia ... -And this is exaggerated from the times of the USSR to today ...
    -And it’s not only just exaggerated ... -Africa swallowed and just licked ...- such colossal means of our Fatherland that ... what ... what ...

    -And nonetheless ...- space assets; huge resources - built hospitals, schools, supplied equipment and military equipment; construction of industrial and civil facilities: tens of thousands of trained Negro specialists, etc. ... -And all this went on for almost half a century .. !!! -And they all "waited" for something ...
    -And what kind of return ????? -What did the USSR and Russia get in return ????? -Who will answer ...
    - "Yes, we have not seen milk yet" ... -Here and the whole answer ...
    - Now the "second coming" of Africa has come ... -Everything repeats ...
    Here once (in 1763) MV Lomonosov said: "Russian power will grow in Siberia" ...
    -Siberia is certainly not Africa .., but over the past period Russia’s power and wealth has so "grown" that Russia essentially lives and exists with this Siberian wealth ...
    -So, isn’t it better to give everything “African” to Siberia ... -In any case ... -Africa owes a lot to Siberia ... -Do not pay off for a century ...
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 28 October 2019 21: 05
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      -cosmic means; huge resources - built hospitals, schools, supplied equipment and military equipment; construction of industrial and civil facilities: tens of thousands of trained Negro specialists, etc. ... -And all this went on for almost half a century .. !!!

      And then the greatest political miracles of the late 20th century came to power in the USSR. wassat Instead of continuing what was started, developing cooperation and ultimately collecting the fruits of work, everything was instantly turned off, sold, presented, and forgotten. fellow
      But of course, they took care of themselves, loved ones, and the family .. yes