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To: sonofstrangelove

The Russians are not too pleased about this. The Russians have their space ports and military assets in Kazakhstan.


2 posted on 04/12/2010 4:50:38 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Polar route - over Russia.


4 posted on 04/12/2010 4:53:31 PM PDT by bsf2009
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Here is the military cooperation treaty signed between Russia and Kazakhstan in 1994.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/doctrine/940328.htm


5 posted on 04/12/2010 4:54:28 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

We have overflight rights in Russia right now for those supplies. They said “Polar Route” which means we get to fly over Russian airspace and Kazakh airspace to get to Kyrgyzstan, instead of flying from SE Europe, over South Russia and the Caspian.


7 posted on 04/12/2010 5:20:27 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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