The Venezuelan leader has paid a visit to Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow and presented a replica of the sword of the country’s national hero, Simon Bolivar, which he’d used in 1821 at the decisive battle for the country’s independence from Spain.
In case you were wondering – Putin immediately gave a coin in return for the blade. Russians do have a superstition of passing a copper piece when they get a knife for a present –so that it would not cut the new owner.
After the main event Maduro then took a tour around the iconic Red Square to film greetings for his compatriots, and also announced the ratification of a strategic cooperation road-map with Russia, “to culminate [a] victorious 2019 and ensure prosperity in future years.”
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