Russia investing heavily in new ships, naval bases 'to project its power' - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Since October 2015 the Russian Navy has been conducting combat
operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria. Today the fight
against terrorism is becoming one of the navy's priorities and
unprecedented funds are being invested in the construction of new ships,
bases and infrastructure.
But the story is not just about Syria. Moscow has been aware for some
time of the need to modernize its aging fleet, which was allowed to fall
into stagnation in the two decades following the disintegration of the
Soviet Union. [...] new aircraft carriers and helicopter carriers will help Moscow project its power, like Washington, in any place on Earth."