Dec. 12th, 2010

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Russia delivered at least 1,800 shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles to Venezuela in 2009, U.N. arms control data show, despite vigorous U.S. efforts to stop President Hugo Chavez's stridently anti-American government from acquiring the weapons.

The United States feared that the missiles could be funneled to Marxist guerrillas fighting Colombia's pro-American government or Mexican drug cartels, concerns expressed in U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and first reported in the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

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I once attended a speech given by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who I am told speaks flawless English, but prefers to use Russian when on official business for patriotic reasons. Not the same with his counterpart, Prime Minister Vladmir Putin, who recently-and extemporaneously-sang in English for a charity fundraiser in St. Petersburg. English language media mogul Russia Today brings us the full video of Putin singing 'Blueberry Hill.'


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