Four Russian vessels dock in Venezuela for official visit
Moskva is a warship equipped with long-range rockets and carrying 50 officials and 464 sub-officials and marines, who set sail for South America on June 6. The vessel and other three ships will remain in Venezuela until August 29, when they set sail for Spain and Portugal.
Along the vessels, there is also a Russian anti-submarine vessel, a tug-boat, and a tanker vessel.
The Russian navy delegation will visit the different components of the FANB and several public institutions, "where a tribute will be paid to Supreme Commander Hugo Chávez." On August 5, 2006, two Sukhoi 30 aircrafts landed at the airbase located in Maracay, northwest Venezuela, to commemorate Venezuela's Independence Day.
Three Venezuelans and five Trinidadians will stand trial on January 26 under the suspicion of being involved in alleged Muslim terrorist activities in Venezuela. After nine months in prison, the defendants will appear in court to face charges of terrorism brought against them by the Attorney General Office.