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Russia to Re-Open Spy Base in Cuba?

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:17:30 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- The Cold War may be rearing its head again just off the Florida coast.

Russia reportedly plans to re-open its massive Cold War era spy hub in Cuba.

The Russian newspaper Kommersant reports that during his visit to Havana last week, President Vladimir Putin inked a deal to re-establish the Lourdes signal intelligence center, which during its heyday was the largest Soviet signal interceptor, just a short hop from Florida.

Russia closed the base in 2001 amid financial woes and U.S. pressure -- but amid fresh tensions
with the U.S., it may soon be back in business.

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