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Conclusion! Russia is a Pacific Ocean power!
In the near future or is now? Russian coastal defense units on the way or have already arrived in Kurile Islands.
Units equipped and ready to fire anti-ship missiles.
"Russia deploys newest anti-ship missiles to Kuril Islands"
"The Russian Pacific Fleet has installed batteries of anti-ship missiles at its bases on the Kuril Islands, ensuring effective protection from landing operations and carrier-based aircraft strikes."
"The Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet reports that the Kurils Navy Base has received the Bal and Bastion missile complexes (NATO code names Sennight and Stooge) and is preparing to conduct training launches in the nearest future."
See previous blog entries regarding Russian coastal defense and deployment of same: