Cuban soldiers march in unison
Russian Gen. Nikolai Makarov traveled to Cuba in September and met with Cuban President Raul Castro. He said the Russian military would help train Cuban military personnel and would help repair Soviet military equipment. He was quoted as saying:
During the Soviet era we delivered a large number of military equipment to Cuba, and after all these years most of this weaponry has become obsolete and needs repairs.
We inspected the condition of this equipment, and outlined the measures to be taken to maintain the defense capability of this country...I think a lot of work needs to be done in this respect, and I hope we will be able to accomplish this task.
In this photo gallery, Cuban soldiers display a variety of weapons.
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