December 1, 2008 7:52 PM

With eye on the U.S., Russia resists Venezuela's wooing

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could hardly contain his enthusiasm as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and four Russian warships began historic visits to the Caribbean nation last week. But Russian officials seemed bent on keeping the encounter distant enough that it wouldn't antagonize the United States, Chavez's nemesis.

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