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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.

In Moscow, Cabrisas restates Cuba’s conditions for normal ties with U.S.

In Moscow, Cabrisas restates Cuba’s conditions for normal ties with U.S.

Full normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States will not happen “until critical issues are resolved,” said Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz in a conversation in Moscow with Valentina Matviyenko, president of the Russian Senate.

Russian Army expresses interest in Cuban medical research

Russian Army expresses interest in Cuban medical research

The Russian Army’s utilization of Cuban medical research in the field of military medicine was the subject of talks in Moscow between Russian Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu and Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz.

Díaz-Canel stops in Moscow on way to China for victory feast

Díaz-Canel stops in Moscow on way to China for victory feast

Miguel Díaz-Canel, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, arrived in Russia over the weekend and made “a transit stop in Moscow.” He is on his way to China for the Victory Day celebrations on Thursday.

Cuba to begin exporting ‘unlimited’ amounts of shellfish to Russia

Cuba to begin exporting ‘unlimited’ amounts of shellfish to Russia

Russia has authorized the importation of Cuban shellfish — initially shrimp and lobster — and will start receiving it “without limitation,” the Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced Monday in Moscow.

Russian expert dismisses rumors of a Guantánamo turnover

Russian expert dismisses rumors of a Guantánamo turnover

Russia does not need a permanent naval base in Cuba, says a Russian military expert, quashing insinuations that Cuba would turn the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay to Russia after the Pentagon vacates it.

German minister is pleased by results of his visit to Cuba

German minister is pleased by results of his visit to Cuba

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is back in his country, assessing the results of his recent (July 16-17) trip to Cuba.

Some Russian policy experts are wary of U.S. intentions in Cuba

Some Russian policy experts are wary of U.S. intentions in Cuba

Several Russian experts on foreign relations reacted cautiously on Thursday warning that close cooperation with the United States could result in a change of regime for Cuba.

In Kazakhstan, Cuban diplomat promotes greater trade

In Kazakhstan, Cuban diplomat promotes greater trade

Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz traveled all the way to Kazakhstan this week to promote increased trade and cooperation with that Central Asian republic. The two countries have observed an economic cooperation agreement since March 2009.

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