Venezuela, Chavez plans Russia Trip

Posted on August 26, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Politics, Venezuela

Hugo Chavez has met with the Russian Foreign Minister and promised to personally visit Russia in the nearest future to seal more contracts, purchase weapons, and maybe a fur hat to counter the winter frost. On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which was the last – and most emotional – leg of his Latin American tour that also included Peru and Salvador. Caracas met him as an honorary guest. The capital’s Mayor Jorge Rodriguez presented him the keys to the city, after which Lavrov laid a wreath at the Monument to Venezuelan national hero Simon Bolivar. Read Article

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