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‘Friendly visit’: Russian warships dock in Cuba (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: August 03, 2013 22:04

The "Moskva" Russian guide missile cruiser moors at Havana's harbour, on August 3, 2013.(AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque)

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A surface combatant squadron of the Russian Navy arrived in Cuba on Saturday for the first time in four years. The Cuban government announced the fleet was there for a “friendly visit.”

The unit consists of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, missile cruiser ‘Moscow’, the large anti-submarine ship ‘Vice Admiral Kulakov’ of the Northern Fleet and a number of supply and service ships. The squadron visited the port of Havana to replenish supplies.

The ships were greeted by an artillery salute, a naval band and a few hundred onlookers as they arrived in the Bay of Havana.

Russian diplomats and the foreign military attaché accredited in Havana paid a visit to the ‘Moscow’ missile cruiser. Tourists will also be able to visit the cruiser on Monday, Cuba's government announced.

Vintage US-made cars pass by as Cubans watcht the "Moskva" Russian guide missile cruiser arriving at Havana's harbour, on August 3, 2013.(AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque)

Cubans watch as the "Moskva" Russian guide missile cruiser (R) and destroyer " Vice Admiral Kulakov" (L) moor at Havana's harbour, on August 3, 2013.(AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque)

Cubans watch as the "Moskva" Russian guide missile cruiser moors at Havana's harbour, on August 3, 2013. (AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque)

A vintage US-made car passes by as Cubans wave at the "Moskva" Russian guide missile cruiser arriving at Havana's harbour, on August 3, 2013.(AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque)

Russian cruiser "Moskva" arrives at Havana Harbor in Cuba August 3, 2013.(Reuters / Enrique De La Osa)

The Russian cruiser "Moskva" enters Havana Harbor in Havana August 3, 2013.(Reuters / Stringer)

Comments (35)

 

Thapelo Seepe 05.09.2013 11:37

God inspired Russia.

 

Thapelo Seepe 05.09.2013 11:29

VISION 7




In the seventh and final vision there was an explosion, and the nation of America was turned into ashes from coast to coast. Soon after, on September 12, 1933, Leó Szilárd conceived of the idea of the nuclear chain reaction while waiting for a red light in Bloomsbury, England. By William Marrion Branham

 

Luis M Alvarez 06.08.2013 19:10

They just want to invest just like ALL other countries except the US in the economy and may give the island new tech just like the US and it's no big deal. I was born in Cuba and moved here when i was about 6yrs old and have visited Cuba so again i say its no big deal

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