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Western Media Gives Little Attention to Massacre in Odessa


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


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


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.

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Fidel Castro Meets with Russian Prime Minister

Fidel Castro

Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, met with Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in a fraternal and friendly atmosphere, media reported in this capital today. According to the note, the exchange of views between them covered the impressions of the visit to Cuba of the Russian leader, the signing of important agreements between the two countries, and other international issues.

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APEC Statement for Food and Energy Security

Vladimir Putin

Moscow, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Final Statement of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum is for food and energy security and the struggle against corruption, as well as a solution to the European crisis. The document approved in Vladivostok says it is necessary to increase agriculture productivity and guarantee good working and investment conditions to small growers.

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Russia Reiterates Rejection of Attacks in Tatarstan

vladimir putin

Moscow, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Russia will never be divided by religions or nationalities, said President Vadimir Putin, who reiterated his rejection of terrorism in all its forms while visiting the Republic of Tatarstan on Tuesday. Speaking at the town of Bolgar, as part of a working visit to the aforementioned Russian republic.

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Russia’s Premier Medvedev meets Cuban President


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has met on Wednesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, who kicked off on Tuesday a working visit to Russia. The Cuban head of state arrived in the Russian capital, Moscow, after touring long-time friends China and Vietnam.

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Raul Castro to Begin Russia’s Work Visit

Raúl Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro will carry out a working visit to Russia as of tomorrow, after a tour that took him to China and Vietnam, official sources reported. According to the note, the statesman will be accompanied by Minister Council Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. Raul Castro will meet with that country’s President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev, and pay tribute to the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Cuban media reported.

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Putin Wins Russian Presidential Elections


Central Electoral Commission (CEC) Head Vladimir Churov on Monday announced the extra-official result of the presidential elections, in which Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won 63.75 percent of votes. Churov stated that, after counting more than 99.9 percent of the ballots, Putin had 45,109,640 votes. The turnout was 65.3 percent, five points above the December 4 parliamentary elections.

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President Raul Castro sent Condolence for Late Russian Diplomat


Cuban President Raul Castro sent a message of condolence for the death of former Soviet official Vitaly Vorotnikov, whom he described as a close friend of Cuba. The text, read in the funeral of the former Soviet Presidium´s Chairman, expresses deep sorrow for the death of Vorotnikov, remembered “with affection and respect” in Cuba.”Please, receive my deepest sympathy and the testimony of my consideration,” says the note read by Cuban Ambassador to Russia Juan Valdes at the funeral of Vorotnikov, who was ambassador of the former Soviet Union to Havana.