Egypt looks to Russia after US flirt with the Muslim Brotherhood

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Recently, the Egyptian Army and Russian Armed Forces conducted their very first joint military drill in the African desert as some 300 paratroopers of both countries explored anti-insurgency warfare.

The move brings Cairo and Moscow closer to one another and seemingly seeks to distance Egypt’s dependency on the United States.

On the 3rd of July 2013, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Army, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seized control of the country and ousted Mohamed Morsi, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, during a coup d’état.

During the Arab spring, the Obama Administration was otherwise supportive of Mohamed Morsi which in turn likely angered the Egyptian Army, a somewhat autonomous institution of the Egyptian Government.

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