Russian Warships Dock at Havana Bay

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2008 2:36 PM CST
Russians wave to the Admiral Chabanenko as it arrives in Havana.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Russian warships arrived in Havana yesterday for the first time since the end of the Cold War, the London Times reports. The visit comes at the end of a 3-month South American tour that Russia expected would raise hackles in the US. “I guess they’re on R&R,” said Condoleezza Rice. Russia sent off the warships after US ships entered the Black Sea this summer in support of Georgia.