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.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.