Russia-Venezuela nuclear accord


Praxius
#1
More from our bestest buddies in the whole world from Russia and Venezuela that everybody loves and adores:


Hugo Chavez has warmly welcomed Mr Medvedev to Venezuela

BBC NEWS | Americas | Russia-Venezuela nuclear accord

Quote:

Russia and Venezuela have signed an agreement to promote the development of nuclear energy for civilian use.

The agreement was signed during a visit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Venezuela's capital, Caracas, on the latest leg of his Latin American tour.

Under the accord, Russia would help Venezuela build a nuclear energy plant. Joint gas projects were also approved.

Military co-operation is also high on the agenda of Mr Medvedev's talks with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Russian and Venezuelan warships are scheduled to hold joint military exercises later this week.

The Russian vessels, including the flagship missile cruiser Peter the Great and two support vessels, appeared off La Guaira, near Caracas, early on Tuesday.

The destroyer Admiral Chabanenko docked while Venezuelan forces fired a 21-gun salute.

This is first Russian deployment of its kind in the Caribbean since the end of the Cold War.

New alignments

Russia is already a major arms supplier to Venezuela, with contracts worth some $4.4bn (2.39bn).
Mr Medvedev's visit is part of a Latin American tour aimed at boosting both Russia's presence and trade ties in a region traditionally of strategic importance to the US.


BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says the Russian president's aim is to show Washington, where President-elect Barack Obama is preparing for office, that if the US does things in Europe near Russia's borders which Moscow does not like, then Russia can pursue its own policies in a region long seen by Washington as its backyard.

Makes sense in a childish political sort of way.... but when in Rome.

Quote:

Boosting bilateral trade between Russia and Latin America, which could reach $15bn (9.9bn) this year, is another priority for the Russian president during his talks.

The Russian leader travelled to Venezuela from Brazil, where he and President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva held talks on boosting trade and technical co-operation.

In Rio de Janeiro, the two presidents expressed their view that the "Bric" countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - should hold their first summit in Russia in 2009.
Mr Medvedev's visit takes place just a few days after the Chinese president, Hu Jintao, toured several Latin American nations with a view to strengthening ties.

Hmmmm.... all kinds of wonderful characters will be venturing around us these days it would seem. Lot's of chances for something to happen.
 
gopher
#2
''Lot's of chances for something to happen. ''


You mean as in Israel and Pakistan where they have nukes?
 
scratch
#3
Soon `nuf we goin' down.`
 
gopher
#4
We easily won the Cold War. This (ever what it might be) should be no contest at all.
 
scratch
#5
Hey Gopher,
Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
 
Praxius
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

''Lot's of chances for something to happen. ''

You mean as in Israel and Pakistan where they have nukes?

Nope... I imagine they'll be working on Nuclear Energy just like Iran is.... what I meant is that Russian, Chinese and more vessels will be venturing around south of the US, and like in the past with any conflicting nations getting too close to one another, someone's going to accuse someone over something that happened to their resources, or their fleet, or their aircraft, or their troops, blame the other..... bitch fight back and forth and who knows.... a new war.

Among other things that could happen.
 
scratch
#7
`I guarantee`
 
darkbeaver
#8
Canadians could save a lot of time and money by buying Russian weapons and economic assistance. Now.
 
Praxius
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

We easily won the Cold War. This (ever what it might be) should be no contest at all.

The only reason why it was "Easy" was because the Soviet Union went tits up financially.
 
gopher
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by scratch View Post

hey gopher,
doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy?




amen!!
 
gopher
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius;

The only reason why it was "Easy" was because the Soviet Union went tits up financially.



And if Republican Hoover hadn't fed the communist Red Army in 1922 there would never have been a Soviet State or Cold War.

 
Praxius
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Canadians could save a lot of time and money by buying Russian weapons and economic assistance. Now.

We should have been dealing with them a long time ago.... but we got all sucked into the GI JOE cartoons and thinking the Ruskies were evil snake faced villians hiding behind rubber Ronald Reagan masks......



COBRA!!!!
 
Praxius
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

And if Republican Hoover hadn't fed the communist Red Army in 1922 there would never have been a Soviet State or Cold War.

Ah, so we blame the US again? lol
 
hermite
#14
I agree with darkbeaver. We should at least be talking to them. America can't make anything worth a chit now and they sure have no economic assistance to offer. Canada should maintain its friendly to all status.
 

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