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Raul Castro resigned as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

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Raul Castro resigned as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

The era of the reign of the Castro brothers on Liberty Island ends. During the 8th party congress, the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro, announced his decision to leave the post.


Raul Castro is 89 years old. He is the younger brother of Fidel - the man, in fact, who created the version of the state that is represented in Cuba today. Recall that Fidel Castro passed away five years ago - in 2016.
Raul Castro:

I am pleased to hand over the leadership of the party and the country to a group of trained and trained leaders, adherents of the ideals of the Cuban Revolution, seasoned by many years of work for the good of the country and the people.

Officially, the powers of the 1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba are transferred to Miguel Diaz-Canel, who became President of Cuba in 2019. Prior to that, Raul Castro was President of the Island of Liberty for several years.

Miguel Diaz-Canel is a Cuban leader who has a warm relationship with Russia.

It should be noted that several years ago Washington announced a thaw in relations with Cuba, having decided to restore the work of its diplomatic mission in Havana. However, then the mission was actually curtailed again, and the US State Department announced that some kind of "acoustic impact" was allegedly being exerted on American diplomats. Today, the United States continues to support the anti-Cuban sanctions regime, which directly affects the Cuban economy and the lives of ordinary Cubans.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 17 2021 05: 32
    +11
    Today "International Review" with Primakov devoted a story to this. Fidel and Raul Castro, like Chegevara, are symbols of the Cuban revolution and will remain so. 89 years old, of course, is already an advanced age and the decision made is natural. The main thing is that there remains continuity in the tasks set by Fidel Castro. And under the sanctions, Cuba will be obvious as long as the United States exists.
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana April 17 2021 06: 02
      +19
      Cuba is a small island socialist country, and for 30 years it has withstood the bourgeois ideological and economic onslaught of the United States, not like the USSR in 1991!

      This is what the ideologically non-venal leaders of the country mean - the Castro brothers!
      Not like our "tagged" Gorbachev with "Tsar Boris" Yeltsin, Young Bandera Kravchuk and Shushkevich, etc.!
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 April 17 2021 06: 20
        +10
        I don’t know about Shushkevich, but Kravchuk is definitely not a Young Banderaite, he is an old, hardened banderyuga who pretended to be a communist all his life.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana April 17 2021 06: 24
          +8
          Quote: Ros 56
          I don’t know about Shushkevich, but Kravchuk is definitely not a Young Banderaite, he is an old, hardened banderyuga who pretended to be a communist all his life.

          "Mladobanderovts" - because Kravchuk, at the age of 10 during the WWII, served the Banderites (he wore food parcels for them and was their scout), and then changed his color into a communist.
          1. Ros 56
            Ros 56 April 17 2021 06: 29
            +3
            Mlado is new, this is the current youth of Hoh of Finland, and this one has Bandera's experience, hoo, since childhood
            1. Andrey Korotkov
              Andrey Korotkov April 17 2021 06: 48
              +2
              Quote: Ros 56
              Mlado is new, this is the current youth of Hoh of Finland, and this one has Bandera's experience, hoo, since childhood
              hi
              Do not play guys about these people, they are all hidden enemies, someone is more, someone is less, someone is just an unprincipled opportunist negative , I am interested in another question: the old guard handed over the reins to the young, Diaz-Canel was born after the revolution, any country's economy needs to be pulled out, what steps it will take? that's what's interesting.
              1. Egoza
                Egoza April 17 2021 06: 57
                +2
                Quote: Andrey Korotkov
                any economy of the country needs to be pulled out, what steps it will take? that's what's interesting.

                In fact, Cuba is one of the few countries that has remained loyal to the USSR, and now to Russia. Isn't it time to reactivate friendships? To restore our base there, for example? To contribute with the economy, with education ... and the medicine there is at a very high level, even the Americans are trying to be treated in Cuba, because it is of very high quality
                1. Andrey Korotkov
                  Andrey Korotkov April 17 2021 07: 05
                  0
                  Quote: Egoza
                  Quote: Andrey Korotkov
                  any economy of the country needs to be pulled out, what steps it will take? that's what's interesting.

                  In fact, Cuba is one of the few countries that has remained loyal to the USSR, and now to Russia. Isn't it time to reactivate friendships? To restore our base there, for example? To contribute with the economy, with education ... and the medicine there is at a very high level, even the Americans are trying to be treated in Cuba, because it is of very high quality

                  hi The continuity of the course on social development of the country is not even discussed, the bases? I would like, whether Cuba needs them, the question is. Medicine - yes, although the national vaccine is * lame * Solberana02, well, not every developed country is able to pull development
                2. atalef
                  atalef April 17 2021 07: 44
                  .
                  Quote: Egoza
                  Actually, Cuba is one of the few countries that has remained faithful to the USSR,

                  Faithful to the corpse? some kind of necrophilia.
                  Quote: Egoza
                  and now Russia.

                  Come on, although they are commies - they will be loyal to anyone for the grandmother - even to feudal capitalist Russia.
                  When you feel like eating. ideology can be shoved deep into ...
                  Quote: Egoza
                  To restore our base there, for example?

                  Well, of course, friends have nothing to offer besides the base?
                  Quote: Egoza
                  Contribute with the economy, with education

                  Are you sure that the education and economy of Russia is an example to follow?
                  Quote: Egoza
                  ..and the medicine there is at a very high level,

                  Don't talk bullshit, she squeals. I was in Cuba 4 years ago, medicine at the level of the 80s of the USSR. There can be no quality medicine in a poor country. Medicine is very expensive, modern hospitals are very expensive. Oranges do not grow on aspen.
                  Quote: Egoza
                  even Americans are trying to be treated in Cuba, because it is very high quality

                  I wonder how this correlates with the sanctions sort of like? Although I saw there Americans and Canadians just the sea - they are resting. is being treated - I have not heard. Although I fully admit that uninsured Americans can go to Cuba for treatment - better backward medicine for a penny in Cuba - than practically no home.
                3. kapitan92
                  kapitan92 April 17 2021 11: 01
                  -1
                  Quote: Egoza
                  To restore our base there, for example? Contribute to the economy,

                  Russia has written off 90% of the debt to Cuba, this amount is more than $ 30 billion.
                  For this money, she must provide us with land for our bases in perpetual use.
                  Quote: Egoza
                  medicine there is at a very high level, even Americans are trying to be treated in Cuba, because it is very high quality

                  Believe it, since Castro lived to be 89 years old in his right mind and he had enough brains to leave power, in contrast to the "eternal and irreplaceable" leaders of the CPSU.
                4. 2 Level Advisor
                  2 Level Advisor April 17 2021 17: 21
                  0
                  but is Russia loyal to them? relations are a two-way road .. from the forgiveness of irretrievable debts, only moral satisfaction .. and activation and will not be a fantasy .. our current government, neither Cuba, nor the base there is simply not needed ... why? Yes, because they would like to, they would have done it a long time ago, and did not even withdraw intelligence in 2005 ...
          2. max702
            max702 April 18 2021 16: 32
            0
            I just stopped hiding my identity and became a communist ..
        2. venik
          venik April 17 2021 14: 01
          0
          Quote: Ros 56
          Kravchuk is definitely not a Young Banderaite, he is an old, hardened Bandera, who pretended to be a communist all his life.

          ========
          Rather a chameleon rapidly repainting in the colors of the "environment"! One of the scariest species of homo sapiens
      2. atalef
        atalef April 17 2021 07: 36
        .
        Quote: Tatiana
        Cuba is a small island socialist country

        Small ?
        Cuba has 11 million population more than in many countries.
        Cuba is larger than Greece, Czech Republic, novegia. Sweden, Israel. hungary. Azerbaijan and in general in terms of population ranks 80th out of 225 countries and territories
        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2_%D0%B8_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BC%D1%8B%D1%85_%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BF%D0%BE_%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8E
        Quote: Tatiana
        and already 30 years ago withstood the bourgeois ideological and economic onslaught of the United States,

        Economic onslaught - haha. This onslaught lies in the fact that the United States does not give them dibs - how did Russia and the USSR give them, and how? laughing
        The onslaught - socialism in the Cuban version - is universal equalization and poverty.
        Quote: Tatiana
        This is what the ideologically non-venal leaders of the country mean - the Castro brothers!

        of course - only their children fled to the west for some reason (by the way, like the ideologists and leaders of the USSR)
        Quote: Tatiana
        Not like our "tagged" Gorbachev with "Tsar Boris" Yeltsin, Young Bandera Kravchuk and Shushkevich, etc.!

        Tatiana - suitcase, station. Cuba - you will definitely like it there, the more visa-free for Russians - take a trip, but better stay there, only now we will lose you - you will not have the Internet laughing
      3. for
        for April 18 2021 16: 30
        -2
        Quote: Tatiana
        Not like our "tagged" Gorbachev with "Tsar Boris" Yeltsin

        And the list does not continue further.
    2. atalef
      atalef April 17 2021 07: 28
      .
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And under the sanctions, Cuba will be obvious as long as the United States exists.

      Strange sanctions. Cuba calmly trades with the whole world, tourists travel there calmly, there is no sea or air blockade. that is, the conversation is that if the United States does not give attendants and does not sell some kind of tractor, then it is because of this that Cuba is in the pope?
      Well, nothing that Cuba trades well with Europe. Canada. Latin America. Russia?
      review
      http://www.historystudies.msu.ru/ojs2/index.php/ISIS/article/view/221/521
      but like the poverty in Cuba because of the USA laughing
      The Castro brothers kept Cuba in poverty and after them nothing but poverty will remain.
      The people survive on a penny, the division of the monetary system between foreigners and Cubans, prostitution is off the charts, if people would have been given free exit within a week - these are the achievements of Cuban socialism and the Castro brothers - for that, everyone is equal (though those who are relatives from the states help - those are even more equal), thank God that these monsters have already fallen off, maybe Cuba will have the opportunity to heal a normal life.
      1. Nazar
        Nazar April 17 2021 12: 24
        +5
        An exionist (atalef) on the valve struck at the mere mention of Cuba! Shit is overflowing straight over the edge lol
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 April 17 2021 13: 51
          +2
          Quote: Nazar
          Shit overflows straight over the edge

          This is normal - after all, a victim of step voltage, that's what shakes the sick person. yes wassat
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 17 2021 06: 55
    -2
    Russia must return to Liberty Island to actively help Cubans who are still loyal to us. The possibility of creating a large naval base of the Russian Armed Forces there cannot be discounted. Moreover, such a large facility is new jobs for the local population, this is money in the pockets of workers, and the budget of Cuba! This is a terrible thorn in the fifth point of the USA!
    1. Bashkirkhan
      Bashkirkhan April 17 2021 07: 06
      -3
      Quote: Thrifty
      must return to Liberty Island to actively help Cubans who are still loyal to us. Moreover, such a large facility is new jobs for the local population, this is money in the pockets of workers, and the budget of Cuba!

      In in. The population of RFii already lives richly, why not help the Cubans with loot?
      1. nuguma20051980
        nuguma20051980 April 17 2021 07: 46
        -7
        Something familiar, this is not in Salavat
    2. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 17 2021 07: 16
      -1
      Biden's policy with the team is a course towards Cuba's pressure, a small concession (reconnaissance in force) Trump is leveled by the current pressure of the old man, I repeat, in the current situation, assistance to Cuba from Russia is an investment in the economy - which of * our * money tycoons will go for it?
    3. atalef
      atalef April 17 2021 07: 46
      -9
      Quote: Thrifty
      Russia must return to Liberty Island,

      Freedom? lol interesting freedom if the citizens of this island do not have passports and the possibility of free travel.

      Quote: Thrifty
      The possibility of creating a large, including a naval base of the Russian Armed Forces, there cannot be discounted.

      of course - friends are the base. What else can friends suggest?
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty April 17 2021 09: 52
        +3
        Atalef is your Yankee deity of bases, and not vegetable, mind you, around the world scattered 6 hundred, not counting the fuel and ammunition storage points. We need our base there, but the Cubans also need work and money. And, in addition to the base, Russia should offer Cuba, the Island of Freedom, as it was called during the Soviet era, normal economic cooperation, in medicine, it is strong there, no matter how strange it is for you, in science, in mechanical engineering. .. a lot of things!
  3. nikvic46
    nikvic46 April 17 2021 06: 57
    +2
    Opponents of socialism emphasize the poverty of the inhabitants of the Island of Freedom, as if the quality of life consists only of consumption. Even more, the consumer is never happy; gluttony is his destiny.
    1. atalef
      atalef April 17 2021 07: 54
      -7
      Quote: nikvic46
      Opponents of socialism emphasize the poverty of the inhabitants of Freedom Island, as if the quality of life is made up only of consumption

      and from what else?
      the quality of life is made up of consumption. Food, medical services, education, culture - these are all spheres of consumption.
      Quote: nikvic46
      ... Even more, the consumer is never happy.

      Come on
      https://gtmarket.ru/ratings/world-happiness-report

      Quote: nikvic46
      Gluttony is his lot.

      gluttony?
      Have you ever been to the west? Europe. Scandinavia. Here's what, and I certainly did not observe gluttony there, in the same Dutch or France it is not considered decent to show prosperity, it is not decent to drive large cars, in general it is not decent to boast of wealth.
      1. nikvic46
        nikvic46 April 17 2021 09: 05
        0
        Alexander. Every visitor sees what he wants to see. There are people who see the very essence. One told me that in Sweden all officials use public transport. Others see only the facade. Millions go, but only a few can bring something useful to our country ... And yet I have more faith in those people who live in Western countries. And I would not reduce all happiness to lace panties and the availability of goods. We are led by greedy people who are ready to take both body and soul.
        1. atalef
          atalef April 17 2021 10: 05
          -7
          Quote: nikvic46
          Alexander. Every visitor sees what he wants to see. There are people who see the very essence.One told meч

          you were in what European countries 7 I was not told, I saw it myself. (and have been living for many years in the west), more precisely, in the former east laughing

          Quote: nikvic46
          And yet, I believe more in those people who live in Western countries.

          what is the problem ? 30 years over the hill ..
          Quote: nikvic46
          .And I would not reduce all happiness to lace panties and the availability of goods.

          Have a reading comprehension problem?
          Quote: atalef
          the quality of life is made up of consumption. Food , medical services, education, culture - this is all the sphere of consumption.

          but why do you reduce everything to panties? Are you craving for lingerie?

          Quote: nikvic46
          We are led by greedy people who are ready to take both body and soul.

          body and soul are your personal property, how can your soul be taken away from you without your personal consent?
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor April 17 2021 11: 06
      +1
      The main thing is that they managed to remain human, did not fall under the FSA, and to remain human is the most precious thing for a normal person.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 17 2021 07: 05
    -9
    A lot of Cubans who studied with us stayed in Russia. Can you tell me why? They are not subjected to Cuban repression, they periodically fly to visit their relatives.
    1. Aviator_
      Aviator_ April 17 2021 07: 18
      0
      A lot of Cubans who studied with us stayed in Russia. Can you tell me why?

      Probably a thirst for easy money. In Cuba, this is impossible, as in Belarus, there is no such stratification of the population as in our country. And some really want to exfoliate.
      1. atalef
        atalef April 17 2021 07: 58
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        Quote: Aviator_
        In Cuba, this is impossible, as in Belarus, there is no such stratification of the population as we do. And some really want to exfoliate.

        there are all the same beggars laughing
        Does this appeal to you?
        a typical position of the commies - they always and everywhere fought so that there would be no rich, but it was necessary - that there would be no poor. Only wealthy people are problematic to manage, they also have free time and criminals thoughts.
        1. Aviator_
          Aviator_ April 17 2021 11: 58
          +2
          a typical position of the commies - they always and everywhere fought so that there would be no rich, but it was necessary - so that there would be no poor.

          The typical position of lured lackeys among the rich is to pick up scraps from the master's table and dream of becoming rich someday too. As for poverty - you should have looked, what kind of "poor" medicine is there. And next to it there is a state that, in the same geographical conditions, lives in a capitalist way - this is Haiti. So, for some reason, the "poor" Cubans do not strive for this paradise.
          1. atalef
            atalef April 17 2021 20: 34
            -2
            Quote: Aviator_
            and. As for poverty - you should have looked, what kind of "poor" medicine is there.

            I was in Cuba 5 years ago, all the department went on an excursion.
            Quote: Aviator_
            And next to it there is a state that, in the same geographical conditions, lives in a capitalist way - this is Haiti.

            why not the Dominican Republic?
            Quote: Aviator_
            So, for some reason, the "poor" Cubans do not strive for this paradise.

            Of course, there are no fools, the states are better.
            1. Aviator_
              Aviator_ April 17 2021 21: 03
              -1
              I was there too, only 10 years ago. They left a good impression. They survived, despite the fact that they were all thrown. I wonder how long Israel will last if the states dump it?
              Of course, there are no fools, the states are better.

              Are you writing from the states, sick? Or from the shores of the Dead Sea?
    2. atalef
      atalef April 17 2021 07: 56
      .
      Quote: tralflot1832
      became in Russia. Can you tell me why?

      because capitalist Russia is better than a socialist paradise at home.
      Quote: tralflot1832
      They are not subjected to Cuban repression; they periodically fly to visit their relatives.

      and what to be exposed to? They stayed because they got married.
      1. Mooh
        Mooh April 17 2021 09: 18
        +3
        Alexander, why are you talking about this nonsense? If you do not know anything about Cuba, then it is better not to disgrace and keep silent.
        1. Departure for Cubans is relatively free. Like in the late USSR. You need to get an exit certificate at the local OVIR. It is difficult to obtain a certificate for holders of secrets and young specialists, for the rest without problems.
        2. Cuba since the revolution is under crippling economic sanctions from the United States. The sanctions regime is tougher than that of Iran.
        3. The United States illegally occupies part of the Cuban territory. The Guantanomo base exists on the basis of an enslaving treaty concluded by the previous regime.
        4. Cubans live very modestly, but at the same time they are far from the worst in Latin America.
        1. Andrey Korotkov
          Andrey Korotkov April 17 2021 09: 45
          -1
          Quote: MooH
          Alexander, why are you talking about this nonsense? If you do not know anything about Cuba, then it is better not to disgrace and keep silent.
          1. Departure for Cubans is relatively free. Like in the late USSR. You need to get an exit certificate at the local OVIR. It is difficult to obtain a certificate for holders of secrets and young specialists, for the rest without problems.
          2. Cuba since the revolution is under crippling economic sanctions from the United States. The sanctions regime is tougher than that of Iran.
          3. The United States illegally occupies part of the Cuban territory. The Guantanomo base exists on the basis of an enslaving treaty concluded by the previous regime.
          4. Cubans live very modestly, but at the same time they are far from the worst in Latin America.
          hi
          Do not answer him, trolley meat because of ...
          1. atalef
            atalef April 17 2021 10: 01
            .
            Quote: Andrey Korotkov
            Do not answer him, trolley meat because of ...

            there is nothing to cover wassat
        2. atalef
          atalef April 17 2021 10: 00
          -9
          Quote: MooH
          Alexander, why are you talking about this nonsense? If you do not know anything about Cuba, then it is better not to disgrace and keep silent.

          I was there request
          Quote: MooH
          1. Departure for Cubans is relatively free

          What is it like ? half pregnant? - does not happen.
          Departure is not free. a passport cannot be obtained just like that.
          Do not lie.
          Quote: MooH
          Like in the late USSR. You need to get an exit certificate at the local OVIR. Help is difficult to obtain for holders of secrets and young professionals, others without a problem

          You're lying. Tell me that a 20-year-old Cuban (as an example) can freely leave the country? laughing
          free, and not with 1000 certificates and a guarantee of the receiving COUNTRY !!! I'm not saying that registration costs over 400 bucks with a salary of 20 bucks in the country.
          Then - a huge category is generally prohibited from leaving the country. Doctors, Engineers. athletes ---- freedom good
          Quote: MooH
          2. Cuba since the revolution is under crippling economic sanctions from the United States. The sanctions regime is tougher than that of Iran.

          do not lie. Cuba calmly trades with the whole world, and with Canada it has a special relationship in general, there is no sea or air blockade. By the way, what the USSR \ Russia does not trade? Or Cuba bent without amersky tractor?

          Quote: MooH
          3. The United States illegally occupies part of the Cuban territory. The Guantanomo base exists on the basis of an enslaving treaty concluded by the previous regime.

          Legal. Teach materiel and do not occupy.
          Quote: MooH
          4. Cubans live very modestly

          Poor or just beggar.
          Quote: MooH
          but at the same time it is far from the worst in Latin America.

          Yes . Vinezuelans and Bolivians - the next beacons of socialism - live worse laughing
          1. Mooh
            Mooh April 17 2021 11: 04
            +5
            Firstly, you and I did not baptize children together.
            Secondly, I consider it inexpedient to continue the discussion in the mode “you’re lying, I was on a tour in Cuba and even left the hotel territory 2 times”. Carry your white man's burden somewhere else.
        3. xorek
          xorek April 17 2021 11: 16
          +4
          Quote: MooH
          Alexander, why are you talking about this nonsense? If you do not know anything about Cuba, then it is better not to disgrace and keep silent.
          1. Departure for Cubans is relatively free. Like in the late USSR. You need to get an exit certificate at the local OVIR. It is difficult to obtain a certificate for holders of secrets and young specialists, for the rest without problems.
          2. Cuba since the revolution is under crippling economic sanctions from the United States. The sanctions regime is tougher than that of Iran.
          3. The United States illegally occupies part of the Cuban territory. The Guantanomo base exists on the basis of an enslaving treaty concluded by the previous regime.
          4. Cubans live very modestly, but at the same time they are far from the worst in Latin America.

          Yes, this is "comrade from Israel" Andrei, they hate Cuba worse than the Arabs .... They swooped in here and started whining .. Better not to mess with them, you won't prove anything to them, they will trample .. hi
          1. Mooh
            Mooh April 17 2021 12: 12
            +6
            trample

            The trammer of the required size has not yet grown;)
            It’s not about Jews, but about immigrants. They also need to somehow prove to themselves that they did not leave in vain. Therefore, Russia-Mordor and Cuba-concentration camp. In Israel, paradise on earth, and we, stupid scoops, do not understand anything. Normal complexes of a taxi driver from Haifa.
            1. xorek
              xorek April 17 2021 12: 56
              +2
              Quote: MooH
              It’s not about Jews, but about immigrants. They also need to somehow prove to themselves that they did not leave in vain. Therefore, Russia-Mordor and Cuba-concentration camp. In Israel, paradise on earth, and we, stupid scoops, do not understand anything. Normal complexes of a taxi driver from Haifa.

              Bravo Andrey, I was just hinting about it! This is exactly what happens here and they sit here day and night, maliciously and trolling everything that is connected with Russia, etc.
              And then there is Cuba to blame for their persecution and how they cunningly escaped, deceiving Fidel .. Well, the kindergarten and the braggart wassat
          2. atalef
            atalef April 17 2021 20: 36
            0
            Quote: xorek
            Yes, this is "comrade from Israel" Andrei, they hate Cuba worse than the Arabs ..

            Why should I hate Cuba? Actually, I don't give a fuck, went and looked. Neither warm nor cold.
            Quote: xorek
            .It's better not to mess with them, you won't prove anything to them, they will trample ..

            there is nothing to cover, I WAS ON THE CUBE, AND YOU?
        4. Nazar
          Nazar April 17 2021 12: 32
          +1
          MooH - You are in vain trying to explain something to atalef - this body honestly works out its shekels, the more dirty tricks he writes here, the fuller his wallet will be - well, he has such a gesheft, and here you are ... fellow
          1. xorek
            xorek April 17 2021 13: 00
            +3
            Quote: Nazar
            MooH - You are in vain trying to explain something to atalef - this body honestly works out its shekels, the more dirty tricks he writes here, the fuller his wallet will be - well, he has such a gesheft, and here you are ... fellow

            Judging by the evil comments and the rating, they are paying extra, well, they have a "good forum member from Israel" and a "bad one" .. Someone is constantly covering someone .. Everything is very well organized! hi
            The flags they managed to get banned, I remember and started ..))))
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 17 2021 10: 32
    -6
    Before the overthrow of Batista, Cuba was one of the richest countries in Latin America. And it wasn’t about the casino. First of all, sugar cane, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, exported mainly to the United States, brought both large companies and small landowners a solid income.
    The land nationalization carried out dramatically changed the situation. The yield on Cuban collective farms was much lower than before on private farms. And the quality of agricultural products has deteriorated. Even sugar (!) in Cuba, which was sold almost completely abroad, they later began to issue cards.

    The special friendship between the USSR and Cuba fell on my school years. Delegations came, students studied at all universities and military schools. Aid to Cuba was in the billions. They took everything there - cx / equipment, equipment for industrial enterprises, medical equipment and medicine, grain and flour, meat and building materials. Thousands of Soviet citizens worked in Cuba, and thanks to them, many industrial enterprises were built and began to operate on the Island of Freedom. Among these enterprises was a house-building plant, which produced reinforced concrete structures for the construction of panel houses. So Khrushchevs began to appear in Cuba ...
    Once they looked pretty decent, but the years do their own thing, alas ...



    In 1969, economic difficulties, despite the generous assistance of the Soviet Union, became apparent.
    On one occasion, Castro effectively abolished commodity-money relations and even abolished the Ministry of Finance. Then he changed his mind.
    He announced that Cuba would no longer import food - in particular, rice. And so, in Cuba, they began to grow rice in a shock manner. But suddenly (completely unexpectedly for the country's chief agronomist, Fidel Castro), it turned out that rice fields require a lot of water, and there is just not enough water on the island. He did not feed the Comandante the country, but the production of coffee and tobacco, which Cuba has always been famous for, has declined ...

    Without feeding Cuba, Fidel decided to give it milk. But the Cebu cows, traditional for Cuba, give very little milk. To increase milk yield, Castro took up (he personally took up) the crossbreeding of Cebu cows with Holstein and Canadian breeding cows. Imported breeding cattle was purchased, all over the country they began urgently, as they say, on a living thread, to equip livestock farms. But Canadian and Northern European breeds do not survive in tropical climates, and therefore almost all the cows died ...

    In general, it is not surprising that in the end the Cuban authorities had to gradually introduce market elements, improve relations with the United States and open borders. At least economically, the Cuban Barbudos Revolution of 1959 was a complete failure.

    Most of the food in the country is imported. There is no import substitution here. The products produced in the country cover less than 20% of the needs of the population. However, for the sake of fairness, it should be noted that this is still better than it was a couple of decades ago. With Cubans recently allowed to open small, private bakeries and shops, food has become slightly more affordable.

    It is possible that with the retirement of the "old guard", things will improve for Cuba.

    In 2014, Russia wrote off Cuba $ 31,7 billion (or 90% of $ 35,2 billion) of its debt to the USSR. The remaining 10% of the debt (about $ 3,5 billion) will be repaid by Cuba over ten years in equal semi-annual payments. This write-off became the largest in the entire history of Russia.
    1. Mooh
      Mooh April 17 2021 11: 09
      +3
      I have to agree with you. Reasoned opinion. True, somewhat biased, you explain all the failures by Castro's economic policy. And this is far from the only reason for the Cuban problems.
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st April 17 2021 12: 19
        +2
        True somewhat biased
        These people think with agitation, the level of reasoning is appropriate, and some in general simply retell other people's stupid texts here as their own, the main thing is that with foam at the mouth, without bothering with mental activity, you just wonder.
    2. Nazar
      Nazar April 18 2021 02: 05
      -3
      A. Privalov - Quote: "Before the overthrow of Batista, Cuba was one of the richest countries in Latin America." - and in your opinion the Russian Federation is now also one of the richest countries? In the Russian Federation, there are more than a hundred dollar billionaires, and in the USSR there was not a single one, after all, what was the poverty - eh?
      Compare how they live in Cuba and how their neighbors live, in Honduras, for example, and everything will become clear.
      Not rich Cuba after Chernobyl, took out more than 20 thousand of our children from the areas affected by the accident, the Cubans built a whole town on the seashore, treated children there and saved thousands of children's lives. Knowing this, only a complete bastard can write nasty things about Cuba and the Castro brothers.
  6. xorek
    xorek April 17 2021 11: 12
    +7
    Well done Raoul, he did not surrender the country, transfers power without coups and other trusted associates ... I still remember the photo when Obama wanted to hug him ..
  7. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 17 2021 11: 59
    -3
    A month after the death of Fidel Castro, an article appeared in the Israeli newspaper "Haaretz", the title of which, in direct translation, sounded like "Israel's eggs of Fidel Castro."
    Its essence is approximately as follows:
    1. xorek
      xorek April 17 2021 12: 11
      +1
      And I think why such hatred for Cuba .. Always you whine about Russia and the USSR the same thing .. It's difficult to communicate with you, maybe you should pay attention to the Jews, and not blame other peoples for their troubles and persecutions. .? Well, it cannot be that you are so smart, quiet and you have so many problems in communication .. You would be silent and you would be happy, otherwise you always expose yourself as "victims" .. tired of listening to you. (No offense, it just boiled over ..) hi
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      2. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov April 17 2021 13: 21
        -1
        Quote: xorek
        And I think why such hatred for Cuba .. Always you whine about Russia and the USSR the same thing .. It's difficult to communicate with you, maybe you should pay attention to the Jews, and not blame other peoples for their troubles and persecutions. .? Well, it cannot be that you are so smart, quiet and you have so many problems in communication .. You would be silent and you would be happy, otherwise you always expose yourself as "victims" .. tired of listening to you. (No offense, it just boiled over ..) hi

        Thank you for your kind words. Have a nice one you too! All the best, good mood and health! hi
    2. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 17 2021 12: 15
      0
      It was so yes , listened to my father's conversation with a Bulgarian (builders of houses in western siberia in the same team in 70gg. )
      argued, drank, D. Kolya talked about a friend from Cuba.
  8. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st April 17 2021 12: 12
    +8
    Recall that Fidel Castro passed away five years ago
    He has not passed away, he has dissolved in our hearts and will live forever!
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 17 2021 16: 07
    -1
    Castro is an ERA ... from the impudent permissive use of the "chosen nation" in accordance with its nefarious intentions to freedom and independence, coupled with the difficulties of the transition period and the formation of communist statehood, practically the only one in the Caribbean, friendly to both the USSR and Russia, the island is an era Castro ..