Russia–Venezuela relations


Russia–Venezuela relations

Russia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Venezuela and Russia. Venezuela has an embassy in Moscow, and Russia has an embassy in Caracas.

Under President Hugo Chávez, Venezuela has enjoyed warm relations with Russia. Much of this is through the sale of military equiprment; since 2005, Venezuela has purchased more than $4 billion worth of arms from Russia. [http://www.france24.com/en/20080925-russia-nuclear-putin-chavez-nuclear-energy] In September 2008, Russia sent Tupolev Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela to carry out training flights. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7609577.stm] In November 2008, both countries will hold a joint naval exercise in the Caribbean. [http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13111604&PageNum=0]

ee also

*Foreign relations of Venezuela
*Foreign relations of Russia

References

External links

* [http://www.embaven.ru/index.php Venezuelan embassy in Moscow]
* [http://www.venezuela.mid.ru/ Russian embassy in Venezuela]


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