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Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:28:40 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/russian-spy-ship-docked-havana-224015753.html;_ylt=AwrBJR5Abg5TY3cAUS_QtDMD



Havana (AFP) - A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana's cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

The Vishnya, or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, Russian media sources said.

Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship's visit, unlike on previous tours by Russian warships.

The former Soviet Union was Cuba's sponsor state through three decades of Cold War. After a period of some distancing under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, the countries renewed their political, economic and military cooperation.

The ship is reportedly armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.

Its visit comes as isolated Havana's current economic and political patron, Venezuela, is facing unprecedented violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Cuban President Raul Castro's Communist government is the Americas' only one-party regime.

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 11:35:02 AM »
Remember when the progressive democrats and Obama said Romney republicans live in the 1950's of the cold war regarding Russia?

Ask yourself why Obama would say such a thing when one intelligence briefing would show him other wise? Why also would Obama cowtail Russia and offer disarmament?

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 11:40:50 AM »
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... docked at the port of Havana's cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

Perhaps they needed some immediate spiritual guidance?

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 11:47:21 AM »
Perhaps they needed some immediate spiritual guidance?

Russian and Jamaican ships are common in Cuba for supplies. But a Naval ship of this stature seems to be big news right now for some reason.  I know you were being facetious but I don't think Presidente' Raul allows religious worship.
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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 11:49:03 AM »
Russian and Jamaican ships are common in Cuba for supplies. But a Naval ship of this stature seems to be big news right now for some reason.  I know you were being facetious but I don't think Presidente' Raul allows religious worship.

perhaps not for the ordinary Cubans, but the existence of a functioning Russian Orthodox cathedral (at least I am assuming it's functioning) would suggest the rule is otherwise for Russians visiting Cuba.

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 12:07:28 PM »
Interesting comment in the comments section of this article...

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 12:09:10 PM »
Interesting comment in the comments section of this article...



I missed that!  Whaddya know

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 12:11:05 PM »
Havana is known for classic cars but that taxi is interesting.
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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 12:12:02 PM »
Havana is known for classic cars but that taxi is interesting.

Montevideo in Uruguay has (or at least had back in the mid-90s) a lot of classic cars still being used as daily drivers.  The taxi is probably an old repurposed limo.

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 12:24:53 PM »
That is a Russian "trawler" if I ever saw one.  They used to "fish" off the coast of Mejifornia during the cold war.  The aircraft carrier I was on went through a small group of them at 43 knots and left them looking more like bobbers than anything else. :th_10444:
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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 01:28:45 PM »
How much money does the Cuban taxi driver make after giving a % to Uncle R. Castro?

How much money does the American taxi driver make after giving a %  to Uncle Obama?
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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 01:50:42 PM »
Taxi is probably a 2101 Lada, a Russian brand, derived from the Fiat 124 platform.

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 01:53:35 PM »
Taxi is probably a 2101 Lada, a Russian brand, derived from the Fiat 124 platform.

Thanks.  :beer: it is a nifty little taxi.
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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 09:51:26 AM »
Are you sure taxis aren't free in the "socialist paradise" of Cuba? :whistle:
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Re: Russian spy ship docked in Havana
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 09:55:39 AM »
http://cubavacationstravel.com/cuba_taxi_prices.php

The only thing 'free' in Havana is the free way the bird poop flies in the wind.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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