Friday, September 26, 2008

Russia Loans Venezuela $1 Billion for Military

Ah, remember those days when we thought we'd won the Cold War?

Russia Loans Venezuela $1 Billion for Military: "Between 2005 and 2007 Venezuela has signed 12 contracts for weapons purchases from Russia for a total of more than $4.4 billion, the Kremlin statement said.

The move is the latest gesture of military friendship between Russia and Venezuela, two counties that have increasingly positioned themselves as mavericks vis-à-vis the West. The Kremlin says its economic and political stability have allowed it to broaden the scope of its military and economic cooperation beyond what it calls its traditional sphere of influence."

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