A Russian naval task force has arrived in Cuba for a five day visit.
The Russian crews are expected to participate in various cultural and sporting events during their stay
Cuba’s relations with Russia had chilled after the collapse of the Soviet Union but it now seems to be improving again.
Hundreds of people turned out along Havana’s seafront road, the Malecon, to watch the ships come in.
During their stay in Havana, the ships will be open for public viewing.
The Russian crews are expected to participate in various cultural and sporting events.
Under an ideological and economic alliance that has lasted for more than three decades, Cuba once received about 20 percent of its gross national product from Soviet subsidies.
The island’s economy almost collapsed when the Soviets stopped sending aid.