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Black Sea Fleet: Politico-Military force

Vladimir Dorokhin, Ambassador at Large, Russian Foreign Ministry

1948 - Born in Moscow
1977 - Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1977 - Joins Soviet Foreign Ministry
1991 - Minister counselor, Russian embassy in Hungary
1998 - Deputy director, cultural relations and UNESCO department, Russian Foreign Ministry
1999 - Director, cultural relations and UNESCO department, Russian Foreign Ministry
2003 - Deputy chairman, sub-committee on function of Russian Black Sea fleet

The commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, said last week that the Black Sea Fleet could increase the number of warships at its base in Sevastopol to 100 and the number of its personnel to 25,000. But will the Russian Navy stay in the region after 2017, when the agreement to deploy the Russian fleet on Ukrainian territory expires?

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