Rus­sian navy to ex­pand . . . . . . 24

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

Hav­ing just staked a claim to the North Pole, Rus­sia is now eye­ing the Mediter­ranean. With Moscow’s cof­fers re­plen­ished by the global oil boom, Adm. Vladimir Ma­sorin, Rus­sia’s naval com­man­der, has an­nounced am­bi­tious plans to ex­pand the coun­try’s pri­mary Black Sea base and es­tab­lish a “per­ma­nent pres­ence” in the east­ern Mediter­ranean for the first time since the Cold War.

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