Venezuelan President Maduro visits Moscow to ask Russia for more money
Russian President Putin has voiced strong support for his Venezuelan counterpart but made no mention of new loans. Beleaguered South American leader Nicolas Maduro is dependent upon Russia for his survival.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Sochi
Following bilateral talks on the war in Syria, President Putin introduced his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad to the Russian Defence Military leadership, who are in Sochi for a series of meeting on Russia's military development and arms program.