The new Naval Doctrine of Russia provides for the active creation of foreign bases

On July 31, during his speech on the Day of the Russian Navy in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow openly outlined in the new Naval Doctrine of the Russian Federation the borders and zones of national interests of our country, which it will defend in every possible way. The mentioned document provides for the expansion of the presence in the Arctic and the creation of a network of foreign military bases.

For example, it speaks of Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya and Wrangel Island, and also mentions the Svalbard archipelago, which has a special status according to the Svalbard Treaty of 1920. It will be difficult to build an official military base on Svalbard, since this territory is considered part of Norway, which is part of the “peace-loving” NATO bloc. However, in 1947, the Norwegian parliament recognized in its resolution that the USSR was a state that, along with Norway, had rights to the Svalbard archipelago. Therefore, the Russian Federation, as the successor, can build the desired facility and call it a "rescue base".

In addition, the new Naval Doctrine emphasizes that the US course for dominance in the oceans is the main challenge for the Russian Federation. Therefore, the lack of a sufficient number of bases outside the Russian territory to provide ships and vessels of the Navy is recognized as risky and must be corrected.

The straits between the Baltic and North Seas, as well as near the Kuril Islands, the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean are of high importance for Russia. At the same time, the Russian Federation will build up its military infrastructure in Crimea and strengthen its Black Sea Fleet. It also provides for the presence of logistics points in the Red Sea.

Attention is also paid to the development of production capacities for the manufacture of large aircraft-carrying ships for the Russian Navy. It is indicated that Moscow can use military force to defend its interests if diplomatic options are exhausted.

This is just a brief listing of the most revealing points from the document, which is in line with current geopolitical trends.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 July 2022 22: 34
    Puffing and proving your strength and influence with bases is a thing of the past. Bases around the world are not needed, bases are needed at certain points. And today the main thing is not to intimidate with a look, but to intimidate with opportunities, and these are very different concepts.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 31 July 2022 23: 37
    Why did N.S. Khrushchev emphasize the development of nuclear missile weapons to the detriment of aviation and the navy, because if you chase a herd of rabbits, you won’t catch a single one.
    All state formations of the world, with the exception of the Russian Federation, depend on maritime trade routes, and therefore the fleet and military bases are vital for them, including the United States, China, and the EU.
    In the 1st World War, Russia was already burned, following the lead of foreign military theorists and pumping money into the construction of an armored fleet to the detriment of ground forces and aviation.
    The Russian Federation is a land (!!!) state formation, and this must be taken into account, taking into account the possibilities of industry and the economy as a whole, to develop the main thing - the Strategic Missile Forces, EW, the submarine fleet, space.
    For local conflicts and various peacekeeping operations, conventional weapons are enough, and if they develop into something more, they will have to fight back with all the forces and means of the Strategic Missile Forces.
  3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 1 August 2022 00: 39
    If the lack of bases were the result of a lack of doctrine (though this is stupid) - the news would inspire optimism. They finally adopted the doctrine - and things started to go!
    The doctrine adopted "for optimism" - inspires the opposite.
    Words are not needed to do
  4. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 1 August 2022 01: 00
    and who agrees to place the bases of the Russian Navy? I remember even the Vietnamese refused, except for Cubans and Venezuelans we have no real friends, which means we need to increase the number (up to 30-40 pieces) of Yasen-type multi-purpose nuclear submarines, with Zircons on board
    1. Vladimir T_2 Offline Vladimir T_2
      Vladimir T_2 (Vladimir T) 1 August 2022 03: 25
      Your memory is failing you. Here I remember, here I don't remember. And I don't want to know at all. No need to pick the raisins out of the dough of life. What preceded the bases in Vietnam? What about the bases in China? In Cuba? And that's just what's being heard. Like Khrushchev, like you, but having power, he famously closed military bases and abandoned modern technology .. Well, what to explain. Here I see, but here I do not want to see and hear.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 August 2022 23: 18
        Replica. N.S. Khrushchev reduced the USSR Armed Forces by a million, shut down, drank a lot, for which he is scolded, and who is not lazy. Only there is no explanation why he did it., But because the USSR was waiting for an economic disaster with coupons for everything, especially for food. Reparations were running out, collective-farm agriculture was barely breathing its last, everything was raked out of it, the collective farmers were not even left a minimum. (That's why the virgin lands,) Khrushchev "restructured" the bankrupt USSR, which gave impetus to development. Further, the Brezhnevites came to the state that was on the rise, and they blamed all the troubles on N.S. Khrushchev... You need to be more objective in your history.
  5. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 1 August 2022 08: 40
    Nicaragua and Venezuela do not mind.
  6. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 1 August 2022 08: 49
    I immediately remembered the Cam Ranh Peninsula in Vietnam ... There was a good naval base of the USSR ... but, alas, they abandoned it.
  7. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 1 August 2022 13: 01
    The new Naval Doctrine of Russia provides for the active creation of foreign bases

    In addition to desire, expediency and appropriate opportunities are needed ...
  8. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 1 August 2022 15: 30
    This is good news. Russia needs more bases abroad.
  9. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 August 2022 16: 42
    The USSR is a state that, along with Norway, has rights to the Spitsbergen archipelago. Therefore, the Russian Federation, as the successor, can build the desired facility and call it a "rescue base".

    It can also be called "the center for combating international piracy." If NATO put up anti-missiles against Iran and North Korea in Poland, then why shouldn't Russia put up a "center for combating international piracy" on the Svalbard archipelago?