Russian language center may open in Cuba this year, and the curricula of some Havana schools might include lessons of Russian.
During its visit to Moscow, Cuban delegation visited the Institute of Pushkin, where the parties discussed bilateral cooperation in education.
“The Ministry of Education and Science is planning to open a center of the Russian language in Cuba this year”, the press service quoted the words of the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Veniamin Kaganov.
In addition, Kaganov offered to the Cuban side to open up the study of Russian in some schools of Havana, which will expand the number of future students and teachers of Russian. Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel has supported the idea of including the study of Russian in the curriculum.
In the current academic year, Russian budged funded the study of 86 Cuban students in Russia. The following year, 110 scholarships are planned to be allocated to students from the Republic of Cuba, so that some of them become teachers of Russian in the future.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla signed an agreement on political dialogue and cooperation.
12 December 2016
The heads of the EU member states signed on Monday a historic deal with Cuba on political dialogue and cooperation.
Brussels and Havana finished the negotiations on the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement on March 11. The agreement included a number of issues, aimed at improving political and economic cooperation.
Fidel Castro, Leader of the Cuban Revolution Dies at 90
26 November 2016
The leader of the movement that won Cuban independence and champion of the Global South has died in Havana.
U.S. Abstains in U.N. Vote Condemning Cuba Embargo
28 October 2016
UNITED NATIONS — Making a bit of history, the United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in an annual General Assembly condemnation of the half-century-old American trade embargo against Cuba.
US airlines to start Cuba flights next month
27 October 2016
Three US airlines that fly from Bermuda are to start scheduled services to Havana. Travellers from Bermuda can make connections in a number of US cities to reach the Cuban capital.
US lifts import limits on Cuban cigars, alcohol
17 October 2016
The US embargo against Cuba prevented Americans from bringing home Cuban cigars, even if they were purchased in third countries.
Two years ago the limit was eased, but travelers could still bring home only $100 worth.
MEO Australia discovered a new oil deposit in Cuba
5 August 2016
At the beginning of August 2016 MEO Australia announced the discovery of oil deposits in the north of Cuba, of the volume of 8.2 billion barrels located at a depth of 2000-3500 meters. Production of oil could begin in late 2017 – early 2018.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is opening the Four Points Havana
6 July 2016
It’s the company’s first hotel in Cuba located in Miramar business district. Starwood is the first US-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years.