November 27, 2008 5:54 PM

Weird ending to Russian president's first Venezuela visit

A strange thing happened last week moments after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez boarded a Russian destroyer. Bodyguards for the two men scuffled at the head of the gangplank. It lasted less than a minute, and it didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the two leaders. But the tussle suggested the difficulties in establishing deep ties between the two nations.

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