Following the Egyptian defeat in 1967, the Soviet Government significantly increased both its aid and its presence in the Arab States. Today that presence is so great that the Egyptian Government has only limited control of its own armed forces.
Cox, Frederick J.
"The Russian Presence in Egypt,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss2/8