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Sunday, 22 April 2018

22 April 2018. It’s Still the Island of Freedom


It’s interesting to note that al-Jazeera ran a critical piece on the new Cuban President, an attack piece on Nicaragua, and outright lies on Hungary. By the way, it doesn’t report on Honduras, where there’s open American interference in the local politics. Although it often posts good material, this site is often a lapdog for US foreign policy… don’t forget, American troops occupy Bahrain and they could topple its ruling kleptocratic régime in a heartbeat. Have a care with this source.

The new Cuban President is its first leader born after the Revolution (1960), which means that he’s lived all his life in socialist Cuba and knows that it can survive American economic and political pressure. He’s the son of a worker and a schoolteacher, which means that he didn’t grow up in privilege. He’s worthy of our support.



Friday, 14 August 2015

14 August 2015. Two Russian Demots on Comrade Fidel’s Birthday

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The RuNet* is full of birthday greetings to Comrade Fidel. Russians still support Cuba! Hell, HH supports Cuba, NOT the USA! HH sent birthday greetings to Comrade Fidel… not to Donald Trump… not to Rush Limbaugh… not to John McCain… not to Sarah Palin… you catch my drift. You can stand with His Holiness and stand with Free Cuba and the Peoples Republics in Novorossiya… or you can stand with Potapov, Paffhausen, and Dreher, who stand for Langley’s oppression throughout the world and for the fascist junta squatting in Kiev. That IS the choice…

  • RuNet: RUssian InterNET


Friday, 1 August 2014

Che Guevara’s Daughter Urged Russian and Cuban Peoples to Unite for Struggle

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On Wednesday, Aleida Guevara, elder daughter of legendary Cuban and Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, made a brief visit to Moscow. She spent several hours of her stay in the Russian capital in meetings with Latin American diplomats, Cuban students, teachers of the Institute of Latin American Studies of the RAN, and representatives of Russian public associations. She said, “Disunity of the peoples is very dangerous in the face of contemporary threats”. Guevara recalled her legendary father, a symbol of revolution in Cuba and in Latin America, and of Latin Americans’ struggle for independence. She quoted her father, “Unity amongst nations is the only way that we can put up resistance to a common enemy”. Guevara, a paediatrician who spent her whole life saving and assisting children, said that human civilisation is now going through an incredible period, a renewal of history. She stated, “I thank the Russian people for their warm reception and hospitality”, adding that Russians still remembered and loved her great revolutionary father. She also said that people in Cuba were unreservedly well-disposed towards Russians.

30 July 2014



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Matviyenko Sez Cuba and Russia Ties on the Upswing

Castro and Metropolitan Kirill Gundyaev

THIS is what HH thinks of El Comandante… any questions? He’s certainly not buying the lying rightwing twaddle that Potapov and Paffhausesn are peddling…


During her official visit to Cuba, Valentina Matviyenko, chairman of the RF Federation Council, met with Cuban President Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz and Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández, the President of the Cuban National Assembly of the People’s Power, and said that relations between Russia and Cuba are having a renaissance. Matviyenko praised the expansion of bilateral partnership, trade, economic, scientific, and humanitarian cooperation between the countries. She told reporters on the flight back to Moscow, “Our delegation came to Havana to upgrade and boost parliamentary cooperation between our two countries. We discussed a number of issues during a two-hour talk, including Fidel Castro’s health. The Comandante is feeling OK; he’s following a strict régime under tight medical supervision”.

Matviyenko also said that apart from being an important strategic partner, Cuba’s also a good and reliable friend, noting, “Our countries have special bonds of fraternity and mutual respect; Russia has very warm and sincere feelings for Cubans. We love our Cuban friends and are ready for cooperation. Havana and Moscow became close allies under Fidel Castro… 2013 marks 50 years since his first visit to the USSR… Moscow and some other Russian cities noted the event. Now, bilateral cooperation is on the rise, mainly focused on trade and economy. Although last year’s trade turnover accounted for only some 220 million dollars (6.93 billion Roubles. 172 million Euros. 145 million UK Pounds), there’s a great potential for expansion”.

The streets of Havana have many signs of long-lasting friendship, such as Soviet-made cars. Despite Cuba’s turn to foreign investors, the USA doesn’t want to lift its sanctions, so, Havana eyes working with Russia. Lazo, the president of the Cuban National Assembly of the People’s Power, spoke about the prospects of bilateral energy cooperation, thinking that Russia could help in constructing new units and supplying equipment for Cuban power plants built with Soviet aid. Havana also expects Moscow’s help in exploring oil in its Gulf of Mexico wells and further construction of refineries. Russian investment in Cuba’s oil sector is important; at present, only Zarubezhneft does so, but other Russian companies shall also join in. Cuba also eyes cooperation with Russia in nickel production, tourism, and agriculture as well as seeking help to refurbish and upgrade the Mariel and Santa Cruz del Norte power plants.

Russia and Cuba are long-term partners. For instance, Cubana de Aviación uses Russian Tupolev Tu-204 planes. Cuba has imported some worth 12 million USD (378 million Roubles. 9.4 million Euros. 7.9 million UK Pounds) worth of power plant equipment from Russia in the last three years and has recently resumed purchase of Russian tractors. Russian tourists are also contributing to Cuba’s economic revival… some 90,000 holidaymakers from Russia visited the Island of Freedom last year.

19 May 2013

Aleksei Lyakhov

Lada Korotun

Voice of Russia World Service



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