Raul Castro Taps Old Friend Russia for Help

0 Posted by - July 12, 2012 - Economics, Foreign Affairs

raul castro 300x200 Raul Castro Taps Old Friend Russia for HelpCuban leader Raul Castro sought on Wednesday to revive an historic but flagging friendship with Russia as he met Vladimir Putin for talks on economic relief for his sanctions-plagued communist state.

The Cuban leader’s second visit to Russia since his 2006 assumption of power from older brother Fidel extends a recent revival of contacts that had ground to a halt when the Soviet Union fell apart two decades ago.

The Russian president called Cuba “not only our old partner but also our friend” and asked the younger Castro to pass on Russia’s best wishes to the ailing 1950s revolution mastermind Fidel.

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