Russia flexes its muscles across Asia-Pacific zone

Russia is also planning a massive upgrade of its Rybachiy submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

However, the most ambitious program announced this year aims at restoring the Russian Pacific Fleet’s fallen power. Russia has indicated that its rebuilt Pacific fleet would have three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, Dr Muraviev said.

He said there was growing concern in Moscow about the region’s “fragile strategic landscape” and fears of a regional confrontation that could harm Russia’s security interests.

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