Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hugo Chavez welcomes Russian warships

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presided over an official welcome to a Russian naval taskforce that arrived in the country this weekend.

The warships are the first of their kind to take part in military exercises in the Western Hemisphere since the end of the Cold War.


Chavez salutes Russians
Sydney Morning Herald - 33 minutes ago
CARACAS: The arrival of the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, and a Russian naval squadron in Venezuela this week is an unequivocal message to the US president-elect, Barack Obama, that his greatest challenge in the Americas will be Venezuela's ...
Video: Russia and Venezuela boost diplomatic ties - 26 Nov 2008 AlJazeeraEnglish
In Sea Exercises, A Sign for Obama Washington Post
Russian armada dock in Venezuelan port PRESS TV
Russia president, warships to Venezuela to counter US Reuters

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