November 25, 2008 7:15 PM

U.S. shrugs as Russian ships, president visit Venezuela

The Russian destroyer Admiral Chabanenko and the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great traveled two months from their home port near Murmansk, Russia, to reach the Caribbean off Venezuela for what are billed as joint naval maneuvers with Venezuela next week. The Russian president is due in Caracas today. But U.S. officials are unconcerned.

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