Russia's Role in the Venezuela Crisis
As isolation of the Venezuelan government continues to grow, Russia has remained one of Venezuela’s staunchest allies. President Putin and the Russian government have provided a source of economic and military support, allowing Moscow a useful platform to expand its influence in the region.
In Part 1 of our Wilson Center NOW discussion, Victor Jeifets and Vladimir Rouvinski examine the Russia-Venezuela relationship from the perspective of the Russian government.
In Part 2 of our Wilson Center NOW coverage, Francisco Monaldi and Michael Penfold take a look at the situation from the perspective of Venezuela and the Maduro regime.
Director, Center for Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Icesi University, Cali, Colombia
Professor of Political Science at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Business and Public Policy School, Venezuela
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