North Africa File: Egypt’s military-backed government resigns even as it brings country back into Moscow’s orbit, ends pro-Washington orientation initiated by Sadat in 1977; Cairo receives second Russian military delegation this month; Egypt’s top military man, Field Marshal el-Sissi, makes rare trip to Moscow; follows official visit of Russian defense, foreign ministers to Egypt last Nov., US$4 billion arms deal reportedly inked

So, while Americans are preoccupied by the Sochi Olympics and the Ukraine crisis, Russia moves back into its old stomping grounds . . . Egypt.

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One response to “North Africa File: Egypt’s military-backed government resigns even as it brings country back into Moscow’s orbit, ends pro-Washington orientation initiated by Sadat in 1977; Cairo receives second Russian military delegation this month; Egypt’s top military man, Field Marshal el-Sissi, makes rare trip to Moscow; follows official visit of Russian defense, foreign ministers to Egypt last Nov., US$4 billion arms deal reportedly inked

  1. mah29001 February 26, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Russia played both sides in Egypt, the aging Hosni Mubarak was trained by the Soviet military, most of the Egyptian military are his former comrades likely trained by the Soviet Union when it was the Soviet Union.

    The Russians also supported the Muslim Brotherhood through Hamas when they arm Islamic groups in the Middle East and support causes like “Palestine” with their Marxist groups peddling the way.

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