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Cuba treats 800 children from Chernobyl

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The island was one of the first nations to respond to the tragedy and offer help in the form of rehabilitation treatment to those affected, the majority children. Cuban doctor Julio Medina, coordinator of the program, reported that to date the Cuban government has provided treatment to some 24,000 children.

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Raúl sends condolences to President Putin

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Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz sent heartfelt condolences to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the loss of life caused by the crash of an Air Bus 321 aircraft flying from the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, October 31, in which 224 persons died. The Cuban President requested that his condolences be extended to families of those who perished in the tragic accident.

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Díaz-Canel meets with Russian authorities

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez arrived in Moscow yesterday en route to Beijing, and was received by Valentina Matvienko, President of the Russian Federation Council; Dimitri Rogozin, government vice president and co-president of the Russia-Cuba Intergovernmental Commission; as well as Ivan Mielnikov, first vice president of the Duma.

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Russia Denies Presence of Troops in Southeastern Ukraine

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Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, denied today the alleged presence of Russian troops in the Ukrainian southeast, in response to repeated accusations by President Petro Poroshenko. I see no need to repeat such unfounded allegations without anything concrete or evidence, commented Peskov recent statements by Poroshenko during his visit to Germany that about 11 thousand Russian troops remained on Ukrainian territory, despite the Minsk agreements.

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Putin Prioritizes Keeping the Pace in Modernization of Armed Forces

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Staring today, Russia is working with prioritized indicators to modernize its armed forces types, as directed by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting yesterday with senior military and industry representatives. During the meeting held in Sochi, the president said that towards the end of this summer every military body must meet the planned parameters of modernization of its armament, and defined the corresponding figures, according to the TASS news agency.

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Putin Warned that Problems with the West Harm Ties with Germany

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the problems between Russia and the West influence bilateral relations with Germany, whose senior officials were absent at the stop for the victory against fascism. Putin stressed at the start of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visible problems between the two countries and urged fix ‘the sooner the better “, he said.

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Russia Warns about Rise of Neo-Nazi Movement in Europe

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Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov warned today about the rise of neo-Nazi movement in European countries, which he described as an “evident threat”. In an interview with Russia Today International television channel, Ivanov said “In the Baltic countries, in Ukraine, the Nazis march openly: carrying torches, Nazi symbols, for all to see”. Moscow is very concerned with the inaction of the local authorities, who do not even try to put an end to this, he added.

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Western Media Gives Little Attention to Massacre in Odessa

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A year after the massacre in Odessa by Ukrainian government supporters, the Russian foreign ministry condemned today the little attention given to the massacre in European and US news, as part of the “information warfare and manipulation of the media”. According to the Russian foreign ministry, Western media has given little attention to the events from May 2 last year, when Ukrainian radicals set fire to the Trade Union House in Odessa, killing 48 and injuring over 200 people inside.

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Stronger Cuba-Russia Strategic Links after Vicepresidents Visit

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Cuban Vicepresident Ricardo Cabrisas concludes today after a week of fruitful talks and tangible results in the purpose of relaunching the strategic association with Russia, in a comprehensive and long-term relation. Cabrisas headed a ministerial delegation to the special sesión of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical collaboration that ended in the signing of ten agreements in different áreas.

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Russian Minister Considers Coup in Ukraine a Tragedy

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Ukraine is the worst tragedy in the chain of the so-called “color revolutions,” said today Russian Defense Minister Serguei Shigu when opening the 4th International Conference on Security in Moscow.