27 Feb '14, 9pm
Russia warship docks in Havana harbor
HAVANA — A Russian warship was docked in the Havana harbor on Thursday, a day after the countrys defense minister announced plans to expand Russias worldwide military presence. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 one of the fleets Vishnya-class ships, which are generally used for intelligence gathering drew looks from curious residents as it sat tied up at the cruise terminal in Old Havana. Both Russian and Cuban flags fluttered from its guy wires. Cuban official media made no immediate mention of its port call. Locals shrugged at the ships appearance, as well as Moscows announcement Wednesday that it was seeking permission for naval vessels to use ports in Cuba and other countries in Latin America, Asia and elsewhere. I think every country has the right to live the way they want to live and defend themselves, said Armando Torres, a 54-year-old cook who passed by the ship...