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DW: Cuba plays its role in restoring Russia's imperial greatness

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“The shadow of Russia looms over Cuba,” writes journalist Andreas Knobloh, whose article was published on the website of the Deutsche Welle TV channel.




"Moscow is actively expanding cooperation with the" ex-partner ", taking advantage of the fact that recently relations between Havana and Washington have deteriorated sharply due to the alleged" acoustic attacks "on American diplomats in Cuba," the article leads. InoTV.

Thus, in mid-October, the Kremlin and the Cuban government agreed to increase the volume of Russian oil supplies, as well as to continue to work together on oil production on the island, the publication said.

In addition, in September, the countries signed "a whole package of agreements, in particular in the energy and railway sectors, other agreements relate to food production and the textile industry," the author recalls. We should not forget that Russia supplies elevators, cars, buses and locomotives to Cuba.

“In the first six months of 2017, the trade volume between the two countries increased by 73% and amounted to $ 176,2 million. Tourism cooperation is also actively developing: it is estimated that thousands of tourists from Russia should visit Cuba this year, which will be absolute record ", emphasizes the journalist.

And in 2016, Moscow and Havana signed an agreement to modernize the Cuban Armed Forces. “In addition, reports continue to appear that Russia may again open a military base in Cuba,” writes Knobloch.

He has no doubt that on Freedom Island Russia is pursuing “specific geostrategic interests.”

Understanding the message of Putin is not a big deal. Putin is seeking to return imperial greatness to Russia, and relations with Cuba are part of this plan,
cites a journalist for an expert on South America from the Brookings Institution, Richard Feinberg.
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  1. Primoos
    Primoos 31 October 2017 10: 02 New
    15
    Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!
    1. Vladimir16
      Vladimir16 31 October 2017 10: 04 New
      +8
      Putin seeks to restore imperial greatness to Russia

      Good for you! good
      1. Logall
        Logall 31 October 2017 10: 08 New
        20
        Quote: Primoos
        Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!

        You give acoustic attacks fellow
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 31 October 2017 10: 16 New
          11
          Logall
          You give acoustic attacks
          Yes! Release more crickets and cicadas. laughing
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 31 October 2017 10: 23 New
          +8
          Quote: Logall
          You give acoustic attacks

          and ideological.
          when he served in the SA one officer on duty talked at night. when our first officers arrived in Cuba they were placed in the barracks on the 2nd floor. on the ground floor there was a female battalion. our command gently hinted so that the officers were married, back and forth ... well, they smiled knowingly, they said that they would fix everything. corrected. these were removed, others settled. ours again to them, supposedly moral, it is not possible for us ... then a diplomat who accidentally heard the conversation of two commanders responsible for life, or whatever. "You won’t please these Russians. And so from all over the island the best bl ... actions were collected and still not happy." Curtain
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 31 October 2017 10: 56 New
            +3
            LSA57
            "You won’t please these Russians. And so from all over the island the best bl ... actions were gathered and still not happy."
            This is because in the USSR there was no sex repeat
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 31 October 2017 11: 17 New
              +5
              Quote: Observer2014
              This is because in the USSR there was no sex

              they lived like that, slept apart, and the children were
          2. Karayakupovo
            Karayakupovo 31 October 2017 11: 16 New
            +1
            And in Kamrani in Vietnam, there was a female guard battalion under the USSR.
        3. sgazeev
          sgazeev 31 October 2017 10: 58 New
          +2
          Quote: Logall
          Quote: Primoos
          Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!

          You give acoustic attacks fellow

          It turns out Cuban cicadas are trolling at night by African Americans. good
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 31 October 2017 10: 14 New
        +7
        Quote: Vladimir16
        Good for you!

        popular support, liberals and whiners outside the brackets, provided
    2. Finches
      Finches 31 October 2017 10: 07 New
      +4
      Andreas Knobloch - again, the German "it" expressed its unnecessary opinion to anyone? The base in Cuba needs to be restored unequivocally and would have been put in Nicaragua, it would have been nice in Vietnam ... but it’s already harder there ...
    3. Thrall
      Thrall 31 October 2017 10: 07 New
      12
      In my deep childhood I spent more than 4 years on Liberty Island. Father-REBovets listened Guantanomites.
      I think that many Russian troops would be happy to periodically visit Cuba now smile
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 1 November 2017 15: 13 New
        +3
        Shaw for f .... what kind of electronic warfare, what kind of guan ... nomo ???
        Other specialists are hearing from another department and this gua ... nobody needs it, they blocked the entire southeast zone.
    4. Vend
      Vend 31 October 2017 10: 14 New
      +8
      A friend’s shadow cannot hang over one another. Unless to save him from the sunburn of democracy.
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 31 October 2017 21: 11 New
        +2
        Quote: Wend
        A friend’s shadow cannot hang over one another. Unless to save him from the sunburn of democracy.


        Well said... good hi
        1. Vend
          Vend 1 November 2017 10: 16 New
          +1
          Quote: weksha50
          Quote: Wend
          A friend’s shadow cannot hang over one another. Unless to save him from the sunburn of democracy.


          Well said... good hi

          Thanks, sometimes it finds. repeat
    5. Stas157
      Stas157 31 October 2017 10: 28 New
      +6
      Quote: Primoos
      Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!

      If Cuba had not written off $ 31,7 billion, the base could have been opened much easier. At least two! Yes, for the money all the hotels on the coast could be bought up! Why were they written off? ... They wrote off, so at least they would have condescended to the people to report, for what reasons did they dispose of the people's money?
    6. Tula gingerbread
      Tula gingerbread 31 October 2017 10: 36 New
      +2
      Why not? Of course it doesn’t hurt. It was only in vain that Cuba was forgiven for a debt, part had to be left, in payment of the base.
    7. ID90
      ID90 31 October 2017 11: 32 New
      +3
      Quote: Primoos
      Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!

      elections are coming soon.
      what promises we’ll not hear.
    8. Talgat
      Talgat 1 November 2017 02: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Primoos
      Give a base in Cuba! Let the mattresses be cleaned!


      There is a special situation with Cuba and with the Bolivarian Union in general - they were once supported and cultivated by the USSR - but the sad truth is that the USSR does not exist and China is standing up to replace the Union in a great confrontation with the USA and the Fed
      In recent decades, it was China that has been the main support for both Cuba and the rest of the Bolivarian countries, whose union is like a bone in the throat of the United States
      The ties of China and the freedom-loving Bolivarian ALBA are stronger than all our ties. Of all the republics of the USSR, only the Old Man from Belarus stood in the guard of honor at the tomb of Hugo Chavez .... The rest didn’t even fit into the format, so they sent the old man to represent

      Lately, Russia's ties with China have grown stronger due to common threats - liberals and oligarchs have been a little shaken up in Russia, and Russia seems to agree to some kind of integration with post-Soviet republics - all this makes the ALBA Bolivarian Union a natural ally - the same as Iran and Syria
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 1 November 2017 19: 04 New
        0
        Everything is going as it should. Because an old friend is better than the new two!
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 31 October 2017 10: 02 New
    +9
    He has no doubt that on Freedom Island Russia is pursuing “specific geostrategic interests.”

    So what? The United States around Russia also pursues "specific geostrategic interests", but talk about it from the bottom up, otherwise the Master will hurt you?
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  4. Observer2014
    Observer2014 31 October 2017 10: 11 New
    +4
    German wave.
    Horn lowered. The Fritz in the 90s laughed at Russia. But they were afraid. Now they are enviously bonny. That's the whole answer to this interviewer hi
  5. ImPerts
    ImPerts 31 October 2017 10: 17 New
    0
    alleged "acoustic attacks" on US diplomats in Cuba

    Someone can explain in chewed form, what was there?
    Have American diplomats been forced to listen to unloved music all day? A la Guantanamo and the CIA?
    And in 2016, Moscow and Havana signed an agreement to modernize the Cuban Armed Forces. “In addition, reports continue to appear that Russia may again open a military base in Cuba,” writes Knobloch.

    Oh, and here only "For"!
  6. stolz
    stolz 31 October 2017 10: 24 New
    +3
    Quote: Thrall
    In my deep childhood I spent more than 4 years on Liberty Island. Father-REBovets listened Guantanomites.

    Obvious discrepancies with reality: a business trip in Cuba for no more than 2 years, EW units do not listen, but fight and suppress, listened to the OCHNA radio center in Largos, but not the prison in Guantonamo.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 31 October 2017 10: 25 New
      +1
      Quote: Stolz
      Quote: Thrall
      In my deep childhood I spent more than 4 years on Liberty Island. Father-REBovets listened Guantanomites.

      Obvious discrepancies with reality: a business trip in Cuba for no more than 2 years, EW units do not listen, but fight and suppress, listened to the OCHNAZ radio center in Largos.

      Keep observing.
    2. 7gor
      7gor 31 October 2017 11: 19 New
      +1
      And he is like
    3. Alexander Petrov
      Alexander Petrov 3 November 2017 12: 36 New
      0
      Oh, you are a man in a flying helmet ..... in Guantanomo, not a prison, but the Navy finally
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 October 2017 10: 33 New
    +1
    “The shadow of Russia looms over Cuba,” writes journalist Andreas Knobloh, whose article was published on the website of the Deutsche Welle TV channel.
    It’s no good! Whether it’s the shadow of the USA. Democracy triumph.
    Only nature does not tolerate emptiness. The United States decided to punish Cuba, and we decided to regret it. So let the Greats now measure their mind in inches.
  8. Essex62
    Essex62 31 October 2017 10: 39 New
    0
    But isn’t our base for the SSBN there?
    1. Moore
      Moore 31 October 2017 11: 26 New
      0
      She's on Tortug - in Port Royal. Under the Jolly Roger.
      wassat
  9. stolz
    stolz 31 October 2017 10: 40 New
    +1
    Quote: Thrall

    Keep observing.

    I have doubts in your reports, there are a lot of discrepancies in them with reality, I understand that it’s not your fault, but rather a disaster, the past work as a political worker probably affects, but still you need to be careful not to allow such obvious punctures as in post about Cuba.
  10. Old military officer
    Old military officer 31 October 2017 10: 41 New
    0
    It's time to come back! It was not necessary to leave, but the crap with the liberals fussed. Probably someone is alive from my friends, “Artiyeros,” who studied in the Soviet Union in 6-63 years.
    1. ID90
      ID90 31 October 2017 13: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Old Warruk
      It's time to come back! It was not necessary to leave, but the crap with the liberals fussed. Probably someone is alive from my friends, “Artiyeros,” who studied in the Soviet Union in 6-63 years.

      so come back.
      and immediately to the USA.
      Retired Russian Major General Anatoly Petukhov bought real estate in Miami for $ 38 million. Novaya Gazeta, citing American media reports that the sources of income of the former first deputy chief of the GUBOP Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, "a fighter against corruption and the Russian mafia," may be of a dubious nature.
      https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/2017/10/23/7
      4302-patrioty-rossii-vybirayut-mayami? Utm_source =
      push
  11. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 31 October 2017 11: 05 New
    +2
    What does the burgher knobla have to do with the Russian (!) Base in Cuba (!!), or with Russia-Cuba in general?

    It would be better if they sorted out their sodo-anal relations with the United States. am
  12. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 31 October 2017 11: 30 New
    +2
    Quote: Stas157
    wrote off $ 31,7 billion to Cuba

    10 percent of this amount in Panama bought cello for children's music schools in Russia.
  13. koshmarik
    koshmarik 31 October 2017 12: 00 New
    0
    The creation, or rather, the reconstruction, of the Russian military base in Cuba is the most effective means against the planned anti-Russian American sanctions. The 1961 Caribbean crisis is vivid proof of this.
  14. koshmarik
    koshmarik 31 October 2017 12: 08 New
    +1
    Quote: Stas157
    If Cuba had not written off $ 31,7 billion, the base could have been opened much easier. At least two! Yes, for the money all the hotels on the coast could be bought up! Why were they written off? ..

    Man, in this world you have to pay for everything. For example, for Ukraine, Americans dumped almost 7 billion green and continue to pay.
  15. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 31 October 2017 12: 24 New
    +2
    “The Kremlin and the Cuban government have agreed to increase the volume of Russian oil supplies, as well as to continue joint work on oil production on the island”

    Isn’t it easier to organize and arrange supplies of oil from Venezuela to Cuba?
  16. stolz
    stolz 31 October 2017 12: 41 New
    0
    Quote: koshmarik
    The creation, or rather, the reconstruction, of the Russian military base in Cuba is the most effective means against the planned anti-Russian American sanctions. The 1961 Caribbean crisis is vivid proof of this.

    You argue politically, now 100 billion are placed in US banks. dollars of Russia, the Central Bank also with all the guts belongs to the United States. That’s why we can only be indignant, and then in a whisper, or money can be taken away, the drunk Yeltsin tried his best!
    1. Serzh
      Serzh 2 November 2017 14: 06 New
      0
      The Central Bank of Russia is located in the legal field of Great Britain, if memory serves, but belongs to Russia (someone wrote about this below. Or I don’t know about it above)))
      As for the assets placed in US banks, I’ll tell you a tiny secret that assets belonging to the USA in Russia are about this value. Here equilibrium has been maintained for a long time and, as far as I know, there is a gap just in the direction of US assets in Russia. This is facilitated by all sorts of projects to facilitate investment in Russia under the patronage of the Darkest.
      If the distributors of such a heresy did not deny themselves the pleasure of thinking, the question is - why aren’t they arresting assets now that they have leaked the toilet and disgraced the states in Syria? - would arise as a matter of course. Yes, and many other issues like this - over the past decade they have accumulated pretty much.
      PS about the drunk Yeltsin - I agree 100%.
  17. axiles100682
    axiles100682 31 October 2017 17: 13 New
    0
    Quote: LSA57
    Quote: Logall
    You give acoustic attacks

    and ideological.
    when he served in the SA one officer on duty talked at night. when our first officers arrived in Cuba they were placed in the barracks on the 2nd floor. on the ground floor there was a female battalion. our command gently hinted so that the officers were married, back and forth ... well, they smiled knowingly, they said that they would fix everything. corrected. these were removed, others settled. ours again to them, supposedly moral, it is not possible for us ... then a diplomat who accidentally heard the conversation of two commanders responsible for life, or whatever. "You won’t please these Russians. And so from all over the island the best bl ... actions were collected and still not happy." Curtain

    good laughing
  18. Magorkiy
    Magorkiy 31 October 2017 18: 50 New
    0
    The Russian Empire will be reborn and put everyone in the right position! The base in Cuba is hello to America. Yes, and without Cuba we get them, the time will come .. yes
  19. weksha50
    weksha50 31 October 2017 21: 09 New
    0
    "" The shadow of Russia looms over Cuba ""...

    Stupid phrase ... Russia is not a kite and not a genius of evil ... Well, it is not going to tear Cuba to pieces ... And the fact that economic and military-technical cooperation is reviving is normal.
    Even if the base for electronic tracking in Cuba is revived - what does the imperial ambition have to do with it ???
    You look at the history - the same Great Naglia, as the empire that had ???
    And what did the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union ???
    Do you feel the difference ???
    And the fact that the United States is doing a colony from the whole world at the present stage is what? Not an empire ???
    Damn, even in the next world I’d dream that Russia would become an empire, and that the states would not even be a colony and a farmyard, but a landfill for household waste ... angry
  20. Andryukha G
    Andryukha G 31 October 2017 21: 23 New
    0
    If mattresses will continue to brazenly (expanding their military bases along the perimeter of the Russian-Ukrainian border) to expand and deepen their leadership of the krajina, there is simply no other way for Russia to expand military-technical cooperation and an active presence (of all types of electronic warfare) in Cuba. Especially now (so far) the Quinn leadership will welcome us with open arms.
  21. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 1 November 2017 00: 17 New
    0
    Understanding Putin’s message is not a big deal. Putin seeks to restore imperial greatness to Russia, and relations with Cuba are part of this plan, the journalist quotes words of Richard Feinberg, an expert on South America from Brookings Institution.

    Forever these journalists give out the desired (as it seems to them) for reality, maybe the Russian Federation will also return to the MPR?

    Although it was possible to return to Socotra, at once all there were empirialists, like cockroaches would run in ... and the Hussites would cheer up even more ....
  22. aries2200
    aries2200 1 November 2017 00: 31 New
    0
    there will be a base ... there will be sugar cigars rum ... there will be friendship.
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 1 November 2017 01: 02 New
      0
      and without paying for the rental base, all this does not buy?
  23. _anatoly
    _anatoly 1 November 2017 07: 53 New
    0
    The Caribbean Crisis Number 2 is Rumbling. Let it be, since the USA does not understand otherwise.
  24. Mentat
    Mentat 1 November 2017 15: 22 New
    0
    Quote: Stolz
    You argue politically, now 100 billion are placed in US banks. dollars of Russia, the Central Bank also with all the guts belongs to the United States.

    Cool story, bro, move the tales further, just do not fly too far from planet Earth.
    On a rope to return from flight could.
    Federal Law on the Central Bank of the Russian Federation:
    Article 2. Authorized capital and other property of the Bank of Russia
    are federal property.
  25. rocket757
    rocket757 1 November 2017 20: 15 New
    +3
    Again "guns instead of butter"?
    Why the hell is there a base for us, you can scout such a thing from Cuba, which you don’t see / listen from orbit?
    For the point of service of ships, you can still understand, although the distant \ ocean fleet with us, alas, is not crowded.
    A full base ??? This Schaub "pour pepper under the tail" to the white-maned vulture !!! So they already jump like crazy, trying to gag everyone and everything. For us, they will not lag behind for any ... but much additional costs ... with a very dubious effect, just a way to please the vanity of not very smart, but excessively excitable subjects.
    That would be SANATORIUM for CHILDREN to arrange there !!! What kind of beaches are there, the Caribbean is generally a fairy tale !!! And people, after all, still consider us to be best friends !!!
    It’s far, expensive to shake the stolen goods from our “elite”, it’s time for a long time .... it’s so, the lyrics, dreams, we return to the wave of militarism and ... anyway, a full-fledged base is useless there, since it’s to the best of our ability, and why not ... Russia has always been strong in PROTECTING its territories, it may have turned out to defend itself to friends, and away from its borders you lose the feeling that YOU ARE A DEFENDER OF THE HOMELAND.
    Doubtful experience, I do not advise anyone to repeat it.