Russian ships to visit Venezuela; nav...

Russian ships to visit Venezuela; naval exercises possible

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Westbrook, ME

#1 Sep 8, 2008
Maybe they would come up the Penobscot River to Bangor if the Penobscot Nation would invite them.

(CNN)-- Russian ships will make a port of call in Venezuela later this year, and the two nations could hold joint naval exercises for the first time, both sides said.

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela is ready to receive Russian ships by November or December.

The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and the United States over Moscow's conflict with the former Soviet republic of Georgia last month.

Russia denied any link between the two events, although Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been a sharp critic of President Bush...

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