Castro for first Russian trip

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Cuban President Raul Castro is due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday January 28th, for his first visit as Cuba’s leader, according to the Russian government. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last week that the Kremlin was considering a $20 million loan to Cuba. The money would be used to buy Russian goods.

President Castro’s trip is being seen as underlining the revival in ties between Moscow and its Cold War ally. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visited Cuba last year.

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