[global network reports trainee reporter Ma Yan] according to the time’s website on August 20, a document recently released by the Russian government shows that the Syrian government has agreed to provide Russia with more land and coastal waters in order to expand its air force base in hememim. < / P > < p > the agreement was signed by the governments of Syria and Russia on July 21 and took effect on July 30. According to the agreement, 8 hectares of land and 8 hectares of coastal waters will be temporarily granted to Russia for the construction of facilities such as a “medical and rehabilitation center”. In 2015, at the invitation of the Syrian government, Russia began to send warplanes to bomb extremist forces. After reaching an agreement with the Syrian government, Russia began to consolidate its long-term military presence in Syria from 2017. < / P > < p > in addition to the hememim air force base, Russia also uses the taltus naval base in Syria, which is the only foothold of the Russian navy in the Mediterranean Sea, where it stationed troops as early as the Soviet era.