Russia will give Venezuela a 4 billion-dollar loan for arms purchases

Russia will give Venezuela a 4 billion-dollar loan for arms purchases

Russia will provide Venezuela a new loan in the amount of 4 billion dollars as part of the development of bilateral military-technical cooperation.

As reported by Agence France Presse, this was stated by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez following the results of the talks held in Caracas with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin.

During the ceremony of signing the package of agreements held on 6 in October, the Venezuelan leader thanked the Russian government for the last offer and previous loans, noting that Venezuela was unarmed before providing this assistance, and equipping the defense forces was its responsibility as head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

According to the president, 2 billion will be allocated to Venezuela next year, two more - in 2013 year. What weapons will be purchased under the new loan is not reported. Hugo Chavez said that the funds will be directed both to the purchase of new weapons, and to pay for previously ordered, but not yet delivered.

According to Infodifensa, it was previously announced its intention to buy 300-mm MLRS 9K58 Smerch, C-300BM anti-aircraft missile systems, Buk-M1-2 anti-aircraft missile system, and an unnamed coastal anti-ship missile system (supposedly "Bal-E ") Mi-28H" Night Hunter "helicopters.

In 2010, Venezuela has already been granted a loan of $ 2,2 billion for the purchase of Russian weapons, including Tanks T-72B1, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-80A armored personnel carriers, BM-21 Grad MLRS, 120mm 2S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled mortar and artillery systems, etc.

2005 to 2007 Venezuela has signed contracts with the Russian Federation for the purchase of various weapons worth more than 4 billion dollars.

It should be noted that recently, in connection with the state of health of the Venezuelan leader, a number of Russian and world experts have expressed doubts about the expediency of granting loans and investing significant funds in the Venezuelan economy. At the same time, the Russian leadership expects that the investment will pay off by generating revenues from the development of Venezuelan fields and the sale of oil.
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  1. merkawa
    merkawa 11 October 2011 10: 47 New
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    Everything is repeated as in the days of the union, then cancellation of debt, etc. The same rake, side view wink
    1. Vadivak 11 October 2011 10: 53 New
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      No, this guy has something to pay, and not necessarily it will be green paper.
  2. Hannibal
    Hannibal 11 October 2011 10: 57 New
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    "Russia will provide Venezuela with a new loan in the amount of $ 4 billion as part of the development of bilateral military-technical cooperation" - and what are they to us? camouflage bananas?

    We don’t have our own oil? For some reason, it seems to me that all the money for natural resources that may be developed in Venezuela will not reach Russia. Again they’ll rub everything as usual, all the more convenient there, how can anyone know how much oil is produced.
    1. esaul 12 October 2011 06: 33 New
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      Hannibal, what does the natural resources of Venezuela have to do with it? Chavez will enclose a large chunk of Amer’s problems on himself and exacerbate them even more. And this is good! Therefore, it is necessary to help Chavez so that the Pindos had to be distracted by problems under their noses, maybe then, A little bit more worries will become with us.
      1. Marat
        Marat 12 October 2011 22: 04 New
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        I agree with Esaul - if it weren’t for the ALBA Bolivarian group led by Venezuela and Cuba, Iran, Syria, South Korea and China - Russia would hardly have been allowed to pursue the policy it pursues - both foreign and domestic. The influence of the pendos would be an order of magnitude greater (no one would distract them from us) - and perhaps in Chechnya no one would have allowed the state corporations to blaze and nationalize Putin and Khodorkovsky would not have sat, and Zyuganov would have been declared a "red extremist" and so on. d - but in the end the life of ordinary people would be worse

        By the way - and the integration of our republics would then certainly be "canceled" by the pendos
  3. Sergh
    Sergh 11 October 2011 11: 03 New
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    In Chavez, if you rummage around, you can find a lot of good things. Yes, and you can never moor a boat.
    1. Hannibal
      Hannibal 11 October 2011 11: 08 New
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      Aha, the main thing is that they do not become Amerov’s zhol.zami later, otherwise it’s so fashionable now.
  4. cohort
    cohort 11 October 2011 11: 26 New
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    In Libya, we lost only unearned money. And here you can lose already earned money, but you still need to take risks.
  5. fellow misha 11 October 2011 11: 55 New
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    This guy certainly has something to pay, only how long this guy will live, but you need to take risks anyway.

    We have left our oil for 20 years of production at such a pace, unless of course large new fields are discovered or we get to Arctic oil, and Venezuela has second largest reserves in the world, so the game is worth the candle
  6. fellow misha 11 October 2011 12: 33 New
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    In second place it is in terms of production rate - quantity. At such a pace of production, Venezuela will last for 100 years.
  7. iulai
    iulai 11 October 2011 12: 59 New
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    this money will never be returned to Russia! as they steered us, and they steer!
    1. dimon
      dimon 11 October 2011 14: 03 New
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      money may not come back, but it's not just about money
      Venezuela is a possible point of pressure on the USA for us!
      the United States has such points at our existing and potential borders — Georgia, the Kuril Islands — in the first place!
  8. ZEBRASH
    ZEBRASH 11 October 2011 15: 26 New
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    Chavez needs help - one of the few allies remained. Yes, and a good man - it’s normal that he rules his country bully
  9. 320423 11 October 2011 16: 26 New
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    the main thing here is the loading of our production capacities, and we will not give so China will give a loan and sell "its" counterparts. I think a competent investment of green candy wrappers since Hugo at least can spread oil.
  10. Rusich
    Rusich 13 October 2011 04: 49 New
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    An excellent strategic bridgehead for Russia - you can bump to the states with your bait! wink
    and oil is secondary ...
    comrade Hugo is our man, in every sense.
  11. Rudy
    Rudy 11 March 2012 15: 14 New
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    Truly fools and roads.

    Are the guys going to push the US? :) Do you support totalitarian regimes? )) Instead of directly negotiating with the United States and dealing with them, are we playing the Cold War and will there be a layer like Ossetia and Venezuela? ))) Perfectly!
    The sheep cried, pricked, but continued to eat the cactus.

    Again, our military-industrial complex will not die at all, it will buy weapons from itself and supply it to the allies! )))) Also plus yes !?

    That's when the state stops playing "soldiers", and engages in real affairs, Russia will have real leverage in the world, but for now, creating zones of tension at individual points on the map, Russia and the US will never be able to agree on the definition of where winning, somewhere losing year after year. A great future for future generations, let them rake that x..y which Putler is creating now, just wonderful! )))