Jets and helicopters for Venezuela
28 Jul, 2006 05:48
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal with Russia to buy fighter planes and helicopters.
Chavez began the third day of his visit to
Russia in Moscow's Library of Foreign Literature, unveiling a statue to honour Simon Bolivar, one of South America’s greatest generals. “Simon Bolivar is called the Liberator in ,“ Chavez said. ”His victories over the Spaniards won independence for many countries in Venezuela South America. He is a hero in my country and I’m happy that now has this bust,” said Chavez.This was his fourth visit to Moscow Russia and this time – as he told head of state Vladimir Putin – he reckoned to have sensed the soul of the Russians, drinking milk in Volgograd, touring Kalashnikov weapons plant at and taking a vodka shot with Cossacks in their traditional way. Chavez continues his world tour in Izhevsk , meeting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran