Russian Warships Approach Venezuela for Naval Exercises

russia-warship.jpgVenezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says Russian warships soon will reach his country’s waters for joint naval exercises in the Caribbean.

It will be the first time since the end of the Cold War that the Russian Navy has sailed into the region.
The Russian ships, including the nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great), was due to arrive sometime this week, to coincide with a two-day visit to Venezuela by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Mr. Medvedev is scheduled to arrive in Caracas Wednesday as part of a Latin American tour.
Source: VOA
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