Tajikistan Wants $250M for Russian Base, Report Says | News | The Moscow Times

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Economy and Resources, History, International, Politics, Region

Tajikistan Wants $250M for Russian Base, Report Says

12 July 2012

The Moscow Times

201st Russian military base facility locations in Dushanbe, Qurghonteppa, and Kulob.

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201st Russian military base facility locations in Dushanbe, Qurghonteppa, and Kulob.

Tajikistan authorities want Moscow to pay $250 million a year to keep a Russian military base on their territory, a news report said Thursday.

Kommersant cited a Tajik source close to the negotiations process as saying Dushanbe wanted that amount of money in annual rent for the base. Under the current agreement, Russia renders Tajikistan military and technical assistance but does not pay for the base.

The 201st Russian military base has operated in Tajikistan since 2004 and is Russia’s largest foreign base, with as many as 7,000 military personnel stationed there.

via Tajikistan Wants $250M for Russian Base, Report Says | News | The Moscow Times.

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