Monday, September 01, 2014


Putin Gives Chavez 'Stalin's Dog'

A Russian black terrier, known as "Stalin's dog"
A Russian black terrier, known as "Stalin's dog"
On a visit to Venezuela, Igor Sechin, the head of the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft, presented President Hugo Chavez with a gift from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin -- a black Russian terrier puppy.

Sechin said the Venezuelan strongman was delighted with the three-month-old dog, and would reveal its name in a few days.

The breed, known in Russia as "Stalin's dog," is a mix developed after World War II of the giant schnauzer, Airedale terrier, Rottweiler, and Newfoundland breeds.

During his meeting with Chavez and Venezuela's energy minister on September 26, Sechin announced that Rosneft would invest $16 billion in the Carabobo-2 bloc in Venezuela's oil-rich Orinoco Basin.

Rosneft also plans to invest $20 billion in the Junin-6 project, also in the Orinoco Basin, over the next 40 years.

Chavez noted that it would be the first time that a Russian company would pump oil in the Americas, and that previously only U.S. companies were allowed to pump oil in Venezuela.
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by: Camel Anaturk from: kurdistan
September 28, 2012 17:59
Prez.Putin also said FSB has clinched a deal to distribute venezuelan sniff,glue,crack,mainliner,cocaine,heroin,and all kinds of loony left socialist pot head ideas senor Chavez can think of..He was also promised a female Putin`s cat which is a breed currently in creation-it will be a cross between Eugenio from Vienna and Jack from the USA.Also in the works is Medvdyev`s donkey and Zirinovsky`s wild hog.For further news on the subject-watch this space!!!
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by: Alex from: LA
September 29, 2012 01:04

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
September 29, 2012 06:06
Putin is giving something??? Strange, I thought that he was going to "suffer a humiliating defeat in the second round of the presidential election" earlier this year and be replaced by Sen. McCain (who was already preparing to be crowned as the Emperor of Russia :-))).
Chávez is receiving something??? Strange, I thought he was consecutively going to be removed from office by a "popular uprising" in 2002, voted out of the presidential palace in 2006, and then die from cancer in 2010.
Well, at any rate, the Western media (such as the RFE/RL) went out of their way in order convince us that all of the above inevitably was going to happen. One is even getting the impression that some people confuse their wishful thinking with reality :-)).
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by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
September 29, 2012 12:26
And now for the good news even great thinkers like Eugenio and Jack missed:The Vakhtang news agency has just reported that Matt Romney and prez.Obama have given up their presidential race and invited great prez.Putanin to lead the Us of A out of its economic,political,financial and all kinds of other troubles into the great bright future only great minds like Putanin can lead us to!!! Rejoice,rejoice,rejoice!!! Hallellujah!!!Amen!!!

by: john from: canada
October 03, 2012 15:01
Putin can give Chavez a pet, but its only a token compared to the $4 billion USD loan Putin is giving Chavez to buy unnecessary weapons.

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