Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Like the good old days

The rekindled love affair between Moscow and the Castro brothers continues apace.

Just weeks after a visit to Havana by the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev , there is news today that Raul Castro will visit Russia sometime in the near future, although so far there are no firm details.

If it comes off, it will be the first visit by a Cuban leader to Moscow since the collapse of the old Soviet Union and its Communist allies in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

At the same time, the Russians have confirmed that they looking at lending Havana a further USD20 million, which the Cubans would then spend on Russian goods.


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