Voices from Russia

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Presidents of India, Mexico, and Venezuela Express Condolences Over Death of Castro

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Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba’s revolutionary leader, former President, and friend of India, Fidel Castro.

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

President of the Republic of India

Fidel Castro was Mexico’s friend; he contributed to relations based on trust, dialogue, and solidarity. I regret the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, a symbol of the 20th century.

Enrique Peña Nieto

President of the United States of Mexico

I’ve just spoken to President Raúl Castro; I voiced my support and solidarity after the death of Comandante Fidel Castro, to him, and to the whole Cuban nation.

Nicolás Maduro Moros

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

26 November 2016

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/world/201611261047863394-castro-cuba-condolences/

Saturday, 3 September 2016

BREAKING NEWS. 3 September 2016. Neoliberal Trolls Insert CIA Propaganda in Green Blogosphere… Calling It “Democracy”

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The above image is of the true situation in Caracas. At present, neoliberal trolls (probably, Hillary supporters) are inserting “pro-democracy” images and vids in Green online venues. This is disinformation of the vilest sort. Greens are falling for it… the Maduro government is more “Green” than the so-called protesters are… the protestors are pro-American pro-crapitalist shits… in short, the Hillybillys are capitalising (yes, I know that’s a bad pun) on the ignorance of all too many Green supporters. Let’s keep it simple… President Maduro is bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh… the protestors are anti-people pro-American Establishment filth. Full stop. The protestors want to gut the social safety net and turn the country over to the fatcats and their Affluent Effluent lackeys… who’ll sell the country out to the American Establishment. Is that what YOU want?

Support the Maduro government and oppose the American-fomented destabilisation of Venezuela. If you don’t, and you call yourself a “Green”, you lie, and I’ll say so to your face…

CHAVISMO LIVED, CHAVISMO LIVES, AND CHAVISMO WILL LIVE!

BMD

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Shoigu’s Strategic Latin American Voyage: Russia Stands Behind Its Friends

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General Shoigu with President Ortega in Nicaragua

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President Castro with Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias

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Cuban Navy cadets in the Russian church in Havana during the last Easter season

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Defence Minister S K Shoigu just ended a tour of Latin America, which in less than one week took him to three countries… Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. Everywhere he enjoyed special military honours and welcomes at the highest state level. In Caracas, President Nicolás Maduro Moros received him, in Managua, President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra greeted him, and in Havana, the head of state Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz feted him. He received Venezuela’s Order of National Security Merit and Nicaragua’s Grand Cross. Shoigu’s meetings with the three Latin American national leaders didn’t look like pure protocol events at all. Discussions were friendly, fundamental, and specific and encompassed a range of aspects of world politics. In part, they discussed the events in the Ukraine. Maduro, Ortega, and Castro fully supported Russia’s stance regarding the situation there. In addition, they touched upon Caribbean problems, in particular, bilateral relations in the political and in the military and military-technical spheres.

Russia was and still is the largest provider of weapons and military hardware for the countries Shoigu visited. To Venezuela alone, Moscow provided at least 11 billion USD (682.5 billion Roubles. 68.8 billion Renminbi. 683.6 billion INR. 13.76 billion CAD. 14.14 billion AUD. 9.68 billion Euros. 7.13 billion UK Pounds) worth of armaments over the past few years. Alongside India, China, and Algeria, it’s one of the best customers of Russian aircraft, tanks, APCs, artillery, and air defence systems. The equipment parks of the Nicaraguan and Cuban forces are entirely Russian. True, their equipment isn’t as new as Caracas’s is. Local industries managed to somehow upgrade much of that equipment, but all of their weapons need urgent replacement, or supplies of spare parts and components, or fundamental upgrade, which might prove the most sensible solution of all. The Minoborony delegation included the chief of the military-technical coöperation service, Aleksandr Fomin, whose staff, along with specialists from Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, apparently have relevant plans and arrangements.

Last year, Nicaragua created with Russian assistance a centre named after Soviet Marshal G K Zhukov for training army specialists. Near Managua, Moscow helped build an industrial facility for disposing of expired ammunition, which is already operational. During the just-ended visit, Shoigu attended a “ribbon-cutting” at a new topographical centre where Russian specialists provided and assembled the equipment. He proposed to Nicaraguan President Ortega that Nicaragua send teenagers to train at Russian army and naval cadet schools. Some Nicaraguans are already at Russian officer schools and academies, so, why not start instruction from a younger age? In that case, trainees would first learn Russian, then, receive elementary military education, to eventually enable them to take courses at higher military institutions, to fit them to become fully qualified commanders for the Nicaraguan forces. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said that he made such proposals not only in Managua, but also in Caracas and Havana.

Shoigu’s overseas voyage had a pretty clear strategic message… Russia’s geopolitical rival must remember that Moscow has its own interests in a part of the world that the Americans recently considered as their backyard, and it possesses the ability to demonstrate and protect these interests. Naturally, the USA is unlikely to be very happy about that, but Moscow, and possibly, Havana, Managua, and Caracas have long stopped paying much attention to comments that may follow from the US State Department.

18 February 2015

Viktor Litovkin

ITAR-TASS

http://tass.ru/en/opinions/778405

Editor:

The Church says, “Socialism is good! The Cuban Healthcare system rocks!” So does the Russian state. The REAL Church has nothing to do with Moonies, Mormons, Pentecostalists, or Teabaggers (those who do are at variance with HH, who believes crapitalism to be a fraud)… the pictures tell a story. ¡El socialismo es bueno!

A waggish friend of mine at the Centre wrote me, “I know why General Shoigu went to Managua! In Moscow, it’s -25 (-13 Fahrenheit)! In Managua, it’s +25 (77 Fahrenheit)!”

BMD

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Venezuela Expels Three American Diplomats in “Sabotage Conspiracy”

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros announced on national television that he’s ordered the expulsion of three American diplomats for allegedly plotting acts of sabotage in conspiracy with “far-right” opposition groups. Speaking in a public address Monday, Maduro gave Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Keiderling, the top American diplomat in Caracas, and two other embassy officials, 48 hours to leave Venezuela, whose economy has been troubled by power outages and food shortages. Maduro said that he had evidence that the American diplomats frequently met with the “Venezuelan far-right” to finance it and “encourage actions to sabotage the country’s electrical grid and economy. I can’t allow them to interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs and I ask for your full support in this struggle against the interference. Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela!”

Venezuela and the USA have been without mutual ambassadors since 2010, and Caracas toughened its anti-American rhetoric following the death of Venezuela’s outspoken leader Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías in March. Maduro, chosen by Chávez as his successor, expelled two American military attachés for alleged attempts to destabilise the country just a few hours prior to the official announcement of Chávez’s death from cancer on 5 March. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan opposition claims that the leftist government uses “foreign interference” as a smokescreen to hide their own inability to handle the country’s ailing economy, wide-spread corruption, and rampant crime.

1 October 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://www.en.rian.ru/world/20131001/183872654/Venezuela-Expels-3-US-Diplomats-in-Sabotage-Conspiracy.html

Editor’s Note:

Given the dirty nature of Langley’s involvement in the region, one can’t blame Maduro for doing what he did. Oh, yes… Capriles, America’s fair-haired boy in Venezuela… his father was a lickspittle Quisling, an executive for an American multinational, Kraft (Capriles’ family owns apartments on the posh Affluent Effluent Upper East Side in New York and he took courses at Columbia). That is, his wealth came from kissing the Americans’ arse (pecunia non olet in its most disgusting form). Fancy that…

BMD

 

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