Russian activity in Cyprus after the Cold War

Abstract

The island of Cyprus had Attracted for with interest the greatpowers, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth, Ce, making it anarena for conflict influence the regional and international levels. It wasnatural to move Russian policy during the Tsarist and Soviet period,and then the current period (Federal Russia) towards this area geostrategicview of the proximity of the border, regional Russian, but theWestern influence in the island form an obstacle to the penetration ofRussian influence, was on the Russians to find suitable alternative foraccess to the island, and they have been through the master of its ownOrthodox Church of Cyprus which is the Russian Orthodox Churchreligious authority, as well as economic penetration in the affairs ofthe island in hopes of what can be to balance Western influence.