Russia–Syria relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the two countries, Russia and Syria. Russia has an embassy in Damascus and a consulate in Aleppo, and Syria has an embassy in Moscow.
Since 1971 Russia has leased port facilities in Tartus
for its naval fleet. Between 1992 and 2008 these facilities were much in disrepair, however, works have commenced concurrent with the 2008 South Ossetia war
to improve the port's facilities to support an increased Mediterranean presence of the Russian Navy
As of September 2008, talks were reportedly under way regarding the deployment in Syria of Russian Iskander missiles.