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Chavez: Arrival of Russian rifles is “historic” event

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday called the arrival of a shipment of 30,000 Russian assault rifles here “historic,” adding that it was “very probable” that within a few weeks newly-purchased Russian Sukhoi combat aircraft would be flying over Caracas. Chavez said that his government’s recent purchases of rifles, helicopters and patrol boats from Russia and Spain “is not an arms race” but rather an effort by Caracas to “modernize” its armed forces. Full Story

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