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Cuban envoy to Moscow will end his mission New Year’s Day

Cuban envoy to Moscow will end his mission New Year’s Day

Emilio Ratmir Lozada García will leave his post in Moscow as Cuba’s ambassador to Russia and return to Cuba on Jan. 1, 2018, after a four-year assignment in the Russian capital. His experience in Moscow will be invaluable now that President Donald Trump’s reversal of policy has made Russia an important supplier of goods to Cuba, second only to China.

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia is ready to mediate in the negotiations between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first deputy chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said Friday. He said that official Moscow will make every effort to convince Pyongyang of the need to sit down at the negotiating table to resolve the crisis situation on the Korean peninsula.

Russian documentary about Cuba’s people opens in Havana

Russian documentary about Cuba’s people opens in Havana

Russian musician and filmmaker Stas Namin presented his documentary “The Real Cuba” in Havana on Tuesday. The film was shown at the 23 and 12 Cinema as part of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. The film conveys the inimitable color of Cuban colonial cities with their ancient squares, narrow streets and picturesque churches.

Russian Ladas are on their way to Cuba

Russian Ladas are on their way to Cuba

A shipment of 344 Lada automobiles is about to leave Russia and should arrive in Cuba early in January. The automaker, AvtoVAZ, calls the Cuban market a priority in Latin America and hopes to increase shipments, but export specialists in Russia downplay the enthusiasm, saying that Cuba can’t affort to buy more than 500 cars per year.

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

Russia OKs funds for restoration of Cuban Capitol dome

Russia OKs funds for restoration of Cuban Capitol dome

Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized a call for tenders worth 20 million rubles (355,000 dollars) for the gilding of the dome of the Capitol Building in Havana. The funds will be used for the restoration of the dome’s gold coating.

Cuban defense chief goes to China ‘to strengthen ties’

Cuban defense chief goes to China ‘to strengthen ties’

Cuba’s Armed Forces minister, Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frías, and Gen. Fan Changlong, deputy chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, met in Beijing on Tuesday and “agreed to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.”

They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

The Russian car maker AvtoVAZ will deliver 300 of its latest model vehicles to Cuba this year, company president Nikolya Mor announced Friday in Havana. Mor added that his company is prepared to sell as many as 30,000 units to the island government.

Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

The export of Cuban charcoal to the United States is a welcome development, says a Russian expert on energy, but the island government has a long way to go before maintaining a steady trade in consumer products with its neighbor to the north.

Russian expert: No way Russia will reopen a listening post in Cuba

Russian expert: No way Russia will reopen a listening post in Cuba

Recent talk about Russia reopening its Cold War listening post in Cuba is just idle talk, a Russian military expert said last week. The Kremlin can’t afford it, he hinted. Russian President Vladimir Putin had said in summer of 2014 that the Kremlin had no plans to reopen the Lourdes center.

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