I think George needs to bring Vladimir back to the ranch and have a heart-to-heart, and maybe a boot-to-@$$:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51927823.html

Russia and Venezuela have signed military contracts worth over $3 billion in the past eighteen months, state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport earlier on Thursday. Under one contract, Russia is to supply 24 planes and 53 helicopters to Venezuela.

Russia has already delivered to Venezuela over 30,000 AK-103 automatic rifles in late June under a contract for the supply of 100,000 automatic rifles. And the two countries signed $1-billion contracts on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela earlier in the month.

The deal attracted the ire of Washington, which says Venezuela's regime posed a security threat to the region.

Putin said cooperation between Russia and Venezuela was not aimed against any other countries.

"Our interaction seeks to develop economies of the two countries and raise living standards of our people," he said.




It's a good thing Russia lost the Cold War. I think...