Cam Ranh Bay

Hats off: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, front left, stands beside Vietnamese counterpart Phung Quang Thanh. Photo: EPA

Russia gets cosy again in cold war port

Hanoi may never allow Moscow the major naval base and listening post it developed during the cold war, but the visit of the Russian defence minister this week confirmed expanding plans for a significant military presence for some time to come.