Cuban delegation sent to Russia to drum up investments, speed up Russian takeover of Cuba

 Dimitry Chernyshenko, Russia’s Vice-President, and Castronoid dinosaur Ricardo Cabrisas, busy turning Cuba over to Grand Putinia in St. Petersburg

From our Russification of Cuba Bureau with some assistance from our Bureau of Twenty-First Century Neocolonialism

While his colleague Brunito El Sapito has been taking lessons on party purges in Beijing, recently reshuffled 87-year-old Minister Ricardo Cabrisas — the genius who has made it possible for Castro, Inc. to have all of its foreign loans forgiven — has been busy leading a Cuban delegation to St. Petersburg, hoping to achieve two goals: 1. Snatch more Russian investors; 2. Accelerate Russia’s complete takeover of Castrogonia. Naturally, Cabrisas and his colleagues are also hoping to somehow increase the number of Russian tourists.

Cabrisas had been serving as Minister of Commerce, but he was recently shuffled over to the post of Deputy Prime Minister. Let’s see if he can work wonders with Czar Vlad the Invader and his kleptocrats.

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas met with Russian Vice President Dimitry Chernyshenko in St. Petersburg, the venue for the 27th International Economic Forum, to which Havana sent a delegation with the aim of attracting investments from Russian businessmen.

According to the official Cubadebate website, Cabrisas and Chernyshenko —who co-chair the Intergovernmental Commission for Bilateral Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technical Relations— agreed this Friday on the “need to expedite the materialization of concrete actions under the agreements adopted between the respective governments.”

A day earlier, the former Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment had made clear the regime’s desperation for these agreements between Vladimir Putin and Miguel Díaz-Canel to materialize.

In meetings with executives of Russian companies, Cabrisas emphasized that, “based on the government agreements signed” between Putin and Díaz-Canel, “there is still a lot of work to be done between the business sectors of both countries, to achieve the objectives set together,” as Cubadebate quoted him at the time.

At the meeting with Chernyshenko, progress was recognized in the increase in the flow of Russian tourists to Cuba and flights to the Island from that country, “among others.”

By 2024, Havana expects between 200,000 and 230,000 tourists from Russia, a record number. Cristina León Iznaga, Tourism Counselor at the Cuban Embassy in Russia, said in May that in the first four months of this year, 89,300 Russians traveled to the Island, for a year-on-year growth of 103%.

At the beginning of June, Russian tour operators reported an increase in the interest of vacationers from that country to book vacation packages in Cuba during the summer. However, this was mainly based on the decrease in hotel prices compared to the high season.

In addition to the business projects that are already underway in Cuba with Russian businessmen, according to Cubadebate, others are being prepared.

Cabrisas and Chernyshenko exchanged views on the preparation of other priority Russian-Cuban business in the sectors of tourism, industry, the sugar agro-industry, energy and trade.

The Cuban vice prime minister also met with the Russian Minister of Transport, Roman Starovoit, to establish “the necessary contacts to continue promoting collaboration in the air, sea-port and land branches, as well as to follow up on the work projections agreed between the parties,” Cubadebate reported.

With the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander D. Beglov, he spoke about “the possibilities to continue deepening and developing relations” between that Russian city and Santiago de Cuba. In the dialogue, a visit by Beglov to the Island before the end of 2024 was confirmed.

In addition, “concrete possibilities” were identified in the training of professionals, health and scientific exchange, Cubadebate reported.

As DIARIO DE CUBA recalled in a recent article, the Kremlin’s current struggle for hegemony is taking place, to a large extent, in academia, with an emphasis on universities.

In April, it was revealed that the Kremlin will open a branch of the Southern Federal University in Havana, which would be the first branch of a foreign university on the Island.

1 thought on “Cuban delegation sent to Russia to drum up investments, speed up Russian takeover of Cuba”

  1. Russian tourists are apparently much less inclined to overlook Cuba’s inadequacy as a vacation destination than the frankly cretinous Canadians. Besides, Russians do not suffer from revolution envy–they’ve had one.

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