Of course, the Soviet Union did not miss the opportunity to establish its influence in the Asian region. This, in turn, was also expected by the United States , the main rival of the Soviets during the Cold War.
The dispute over the Vietnamese lands flared up seriously, which in 1946 turned into the First Indochina War. In addition, France, whose colony Vietnam had been since 1885, also wanted to get its piece of the pie.
Under the current circumstances, the DRV, which took up arms, was happy to receive any help, offering profitable dividends in return. For the supply of anti-aircraft guns, for example, the Soviet Union received the opportunity to capture captured US weapons in order to study their technical and destructive characteristics.
The friendship between the USSR and the DRV was officially established in 1950. And already in the 60s, the influence of the country of the Soviets became so great that the country turned from a Democratic Republic into a Socialist One (feel the difference, as they say).