The Cuban President noted that he could not miss the celebration due to the great friendship that has always united the island and Russia, “a friendship that still exists because there is a mutual admiration between our peoples.” He recalled that at the time of the victory of the Great Patriotic War in 1945, he was aged 14 and he listened to the news about the showdown that changed the destiny of humanity.Yeah, the victory of Stalin sure changed the lives of ordinary Eastern Europeans. Not to mention hundreds of millions of Chinese.
The Russian Prime Minister said he was grateful for the presence of loyal friends such as Raúl and recalled his visits to Cuba and the meetings he had held both with him and the Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. He considered this May 9 a special day for his country, as “this is the 70th anniversary of our victory, on our own soil.”Don't forget Poland's, Latvia's, Lithuania's, Estonia's, Hungary's, Czechoslovakia's ... soil.
It is a day of celebration, he said, but we can also discuss issues that interest us mutually. Medvedev told the Cuban leader that during the parade to be held on Saturday at Red Square, “there will be many interesting things, airplanes, helicopters, armored car techniques, some on show for the first time and that you want to see.”Yeah, Cubans really need to be able to transport their wealth safely around la isla. So, Raul, whatcha got that's of interest to us?