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Cuban/Russian Relations Takes a Step Forward

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Less than a week after President Obama’s inauguration, Raul Castro and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meet on Friday 1/30 in an effort to reinvigorate Cuban/Russian relations. Medvedev quotes “Your visit will turn a new page in the history of Russia-Cuba relations,”… leading to a “new, strategic level”.

The Russian promise of delivering 25,000 tons of grain, as well as $20 million in loans intended for agricultural, energy and construction developments (, clearly illustrates Cuba’s needs for basic survival. However, scholars and politicians question Russia’s motives, be it an interest in the rest of the world, or a cutting maneuver towards the United States due to their support of the Ukraine and Georgia accession into NATO.

Given that Russia attains the proximity and intelligence to the US that speculators insinuate, exactly how far would, or COULD Russia go as far as military actions towards a more dominant global presence?


Written by MiamiFoodie

January 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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