RUSSIA IN AFRICA


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    Written by: Meshack Masibo
    When Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev entered into an agreement to cease hostilities with President Ronald Reagan of the United States, it was the beginning of slow fade into near global oblivion for one of the most powerful nation to have ever been on the face of the earth. As the Russian economy took a plunge during the overbearingly costly cold war, the former soviets seemed to have reclined to the back seat of global affairs.
    Russia seemed to disentangle itself with any unnecessary economic baggage from the intentional community. This directly included its previous interests in Africa leading to the collapse of many regimes that merely stood because they were avenues for proxy wars between the two powers. Not having been a colonial power in the traditional sense of the word, Russia’s interest waned like a flickering bulb with low voltage.
    As oil prices became unreliable, the largely oil dependent country’s economy suffered in some years. However, with the steady leadership of the brush and straightforward Vladimir Putin, the country, which spans two continents has grown more proactive in the international arena. Particularly, Africa has witnessed renewed interest and help from Russia.
    After Russia showcased it’s famous naval warship, it has been keen to extend its hand of help in terms of military strategy and helping troubled governments fight conflicts……Subscribe to Readmore………

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