Russian naval deputy chief of staff Rear Admiral Leonid Sukhanov announced here on Sunday the official start of the joint exercise with the Chinese navy.
Ding Yiping, deputy commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, delivered exercise tasks.
This marks the first naval drill between China and Russia, following four military exercises involving the two nations since 2005.
The old alliances are still there. Russia-China form an axis, with various Comintern projects in the third world.
Then there's the "free world," which is much more socialist since 1937, and very confused.
Some of those form coalitions like NATO, whose goal is to prevent Russian invasion of Europe (again).
Others are struggling to form alliances that will last the century. India, Brazil, Africa...