January 26, 2009
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday on an official visit until February 4, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the Kremlin.
Russia is considering a $20 million loan to Cuba, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last week, adding that the money would be spent on buying Russian goods.
Russian oil firms want to drill offshore and its military has talked about airspace defense cooperation with Havana.
(Reporting by Simon Shuster; editing by Elizabeth Piper)