04 August 2007

Russian Ambition

Russian flag being planted under the North PoleFollowing its successful Arctic stunt to plant its flag on the seabed 14,000 feet beneath the north pole this week, Russia has again ramped up the Cold War rhetoric with the country's senior admiral calling for the establishment of a permanent naval base in the Mediterranean for the first time since the Soviet era. The Washington Post quotes Admiral Vladimir Masorin as saying "The Mediterranean Sea is very important strategically for the Black Sea fleet" and calling on the Russian Navy to restore its permanent presence there.


Anonymous said...

Oh dear - does that mean that anyone partaking of a Mediterranean Cruise will need to visit the Russian Embassy for a Visa?

Tongue-in-cheek in Oxfordshire :-)