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Cuba: Russian Moskva Missile Cruiser docks in Havana00:45

Cuba: Russian Moskva Missile Cruiser docks in Havana

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August 3, 2013 at 18:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cuba: Russian Moskva Missile Cruiser docks in Havana

The Russian naval task force led by the Moskva Missile Cruiser, docked in Havana, Cuba on Saturday and will remain there for five days. The Moskva, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, is accompanied by a Udaloy-class destroyer - Vice Admiral Kulakov from the Northern Fleet, and the Ivan Bubnov marine tanker.

The task force at the port of Havana arrived on Saturday after a long trans-Atlantic voyage. The ships will be open for public access and their crews will participate in a number of cultural and sports events.

Moscow had a military presence in Cuba for almost four decades after the Cuban missile crisis, maintaining an electronic listening post at Lourdes, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Havana, to monitor U.S. military activity and communications. Bilateral military co-operation ended abruptly after the surprise closure of Lourdes facility in 2001.

In recent years, however, Russia has moved to revitalize ties with Cuba, as well as other Latin American states.

Cuba: Russian Moskva Missile Cruiser docks in Havana00:45
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Cuba: Russian Moskva Missile Cruiser docks in Havana

The Russian naval task force led by the Moskva Missile Cruiser, docked in Havana, Cuba on Saturday and will remain there for five days. The Moskva, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, is accompanied by a Udaloy-class destroyer - Vice Admiral Kulakov from the Northern Fleet, and the Ivan Bubnov marine tanker.

The task force at the port of Havana arrived on Saturday after a long trans-Atlantic voyage. The ships will be open for public access and their crews will participate in a number of cultural and sports events.

Moscow had a military presence in Cuba for almost four decades after the Cuban missile crisis, maintaining an electronic listening post at Lourdes, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Havana, to monitor U.S. military activity and communications. Bilateral military co-operation ended abruptly after the surprise closure of Lourdes facility in 2001.

In recent years, however, Russia has moved to revitalize ties with Cuba, as well as other Latin American states.

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