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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.

Cuba gets green light to reopen consulate in the former Leningrad

Cuba gets green light to reopen consulate in the former Leningrad

Cuba’s vice president Miguel Díaz-Canel on Saturday (May 28) received assurances from the Mayor of St. Petersburg, Georgi Poltavchenko, that Cuba may reopen a consulate and install a tourist office in that city.

Tatarstan announces deal to revive truck sales to Cuba using Russian financing

Tatarstan announces deal to revive truck sales to Cuba using Russian financing

The Tatar trucking giant KAMAZ has signed a contract with the Cuban government for the delivery of “automotive equipment, spare parts and the equipment necessary for the installation in Cuba of a network of repair plants.”

Bid to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba is seen as blustering

Bid to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba is seen as blustering

Two Communist Party deputies at the Russian Duma have asked the Russian government to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba and reopen a signals interception center in the Cuban city of Lourdes “to defend Russian interests.”

Cuba plans creation of center for repair of Russian copters

Cuba plans creation of center for repair of Russian copters

The Cuban government is negotiating with the Russian Helicopters Holding Company the creation of a repair-and-maintenance center in Havana, the Russian media reported on Monday.

Rumor of Cuban presence in Syria was ‘disinformation,’ expert says

Rumor of Cuban presence in Syria was ‘disinformation,’ expert says

An unconfirmed report that Cuban troops had landed in Syria to fight against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad on behalf of the Russian government was described in Moscow as “disinformation” and “information warfare”.

Russian Duma will ask U.N. to convince U.S. to end blockade (Update)

Russian Duma will ask U.N. to convince U.S. to end blockade (Update)

Russia’s State Duma, the equivalent of the U.S. House of Representatives, will appeal to the United Nations General Assembly to urge the United States to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.

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