Russia Set to Reopen Soviet- Era Spy Post in Cuba

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Russia has quietly reached a provisional agreement with Cuba on reopening a big Soviet-era base on the Caribbean island from which it spied on the U.S., a Russian security source said Wednesday. The proposed move comes as U.S.-Russian relations have reached a post-Cold War low in a dispute over policy towards Ukraine. Confirming a report in the daily Kommersant newspaper which said the deal was agreed in principle during a visit to Cuba last week by President Vladimir Putin, the source said: "A framework agreement has been agreed." At the height of the Cold War, the base at Lourdes, just south of the capital Havana, had up to 3,000 personnel and was the biggest center Moscow operated abroad for gathering intelligence from radio signals. The base, 250 kilometers from the U.S. coast, was also used to provide communications for Russian ships. Government and Kremlin officials did not immediately comment. The base was closed in 2001 to cut costs. Discussions about reopening it began several years ago and intensified this year, Kommersant said, as relations with the U.S. deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine. Since the crisis worsened in February, the U.S. and the EU have imposed sanctions on Russia and Moscow has been trying to bolster ties with other countries, including in Asia and Latin America, to ensure Russia is not isolated. Kommersant gave no financial details about the agreement but noted Russia had agreed before Putin's visit to forgive 90 percent of Cuba's $32 billion Soviet-era debt. Putin, who is attending a summit of the BRICS emerging market powers in Brazil, also visited Argentina last week.


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Good move, should have been done a decade ago already.
 

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A multi polar world will retore the balanse in geo-politics. If Soviet Union was still intact, Iraq, Afghanistan or Lybia would never have happend.
More power to Russia.
 

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A multi polar world will retore the balanse in geo-politics. If Soviet Union was still intact, Iraq, Afghanistan or Lybia would never have happend.
More power to Russia.
How can u be so sure about Russian intentions . May be they still want to take badla from u of afghan war. That's y giving u lollipop of weapons and investment
 

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A multi polar world will retore the balanse in geo-politics. If Soviet Union was still intact, Iraq, Afghanistan or Lybia would never have happend.
More power to Russia.
Wait a minute. In another thread your were like, "Oh the Soviet union raped Afghanistan and blah blah blue".
We had a discussion there, you forgot ?
So now you accept the Soviet Union was trying to save Afghanistan from the nefarious agenda of the US (pakistan's ally) ?
Good.
 

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How is that related to the topic? Are you trolling again?
Trolling i guess you do better than any one else in DFI , i just highlighted a political shift of rogue terrorist nation Pakis from 90's to now

but still you take money from West hahahahahah

Actually your country trolls with all in the world with being so funny:thumb:
 

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Wait a minute. In another thread your were like, "Oh the Soviet union raped Afghanistan and blah blah blue".
We had a discussion there, you forgot ?
So now you accept the Soviet Union was trying to save Afghanistan from the nefarious agenda of the US (pakistan's ally) ?
Good.
Yes the Soviets raped Afghanistan and they were defeated but that is a seperate issue. Disintegration of USSR gave all the power to USA as worlds sole superpower to wage war in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.
The world would was a better place during Cold War.
 

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Yes the Soviets raped Afghanistan and they were defeated but that is a seperate issue.
BS. No amount of American/(also in this case)Islamic propaganda changes the fact the Afghanistan was slipping deep into radical Islamism ( supported by US and pakistan) and the USSR tried to prevent that (kinda similar to what's happening in Ukraine now.)

Stick to the topic please.
Okay, if you want to continue take it to the other thread.

On topic, yeah I agree.
Let the cold wars begin.
 
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