Cuba sounds like a no-brainer if Russia wants its navy to be present in the West Atlantic. And given the state of the island's economy, Castro would probably welcome a return of the country's old strategic partner.
They taught them more than that. Back to the topic.
Like what? I'm genuinely curious here, since it wasn't exactly a scenario with American instructors mentoring a tribal militia that just climbed off their banana trees. VDV has been around the block.
This trip was more PR than substance IMHO, like all larger exchanges between the potent militaries (unless it's individuals going off to do specific courses). Same with Americans going next year to Russia - shoot some AKs, sit through classroom ordeals, pose for pictures. End it all with a highly scripted combat scenario.
What happened to bases in Venezuela? thought tha wast supposed to be the goldmine of russian naval bases? close to oil source
Raul isnt Fidel, he'll wind up like Mussolini soon enough and then what? and I've been hearing of Russia supposed to get Cam Ranh Bay for 2 decades
I think it was supposed to be some sort of Airforce base that some people where making up after the Tu-160 visited the country. Of course nothing will happen about it as will Cuba due to politics. The one in Vietnam makes the most sense and Russia now has money compared to before.