From our Bureau of 21st Century Neocolonialism with some assistance from Yuri Bezruchkov-Chavez, our resident expert on Czar Vlad the Invader
Grand Putinia’s number two oligarch –who is rumored to be next in line for Czarship if Putin croaks — is visiting Castrogonia.
No word on what is being discussed with King Raul and Maximum Sock Puppet Trucutú Díaz-Canel, but chances are that this is a follow-up to the visit from a group of “economic experts” last month who obviously had designs on taking control of the moribund Cuban economy.
Grand Putinia keeps expanding its reach. Don’t be surprised to learn that Cuban troops are being sent to the Ukraine or that Russians are taking over more sugar mills.
Loosely translated from Marti Noticias
Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev, the Secretary General of the Russian National Security Council, was received on Wednesday in Havana by General Raúl Castro and his puppet Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Considered the closest political official to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Patrushev posed with the Cuban rulers.
The press service of the Russian Security Council reported that Putin’s close ally since his days in the KGB in St. Petersburg, “will hold extensive Russian-Cuban interagency consultations on security issues,” the statement said.
A note from the Ministry of the Cuban Armed Forces mentions that at the meeting “there was talk of deepening Russian-Cuban relations” and “international problems” were addressed.
Experts say that Patrushev is a powerful force within the Kremlin and that he is emerging as Putin’s replacement.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told The Washington Post that Patrushev had always been active in line with his “broad sphere of authority.”
Since Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, he has had ample evidence of Havana’s support.