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A flotilla from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet has begun training for long range strikes while en route to Cuba, where they will dock in the capital Havana just 350 kilometres off the coast of the United States.

... that Soviet Navy was constantly present in Cuba through 1960s to 1980s. Visits have been regular and even one of the classes of my naval academy went on navigation cruise Kronstadt-Cienfuegos-Cartagena in 1970s. Here is one of the missile cruisers of pr. 58 leaving Cuba in 1969. 

The Russian Navy has deployed a Yasen-M Class nuclear powered attack submarine to lead a flotilla to Cuba, reflecting broader trends towards increased interest from Moscow in military operations in Latin America. The warship will dock in the Cuban capital Havana from June 12-17 alongside the the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the oil tanker Pashin, and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker.

The presence of the nuclear-powered submarine, along with a frigate and two support vessels, is part of an upcoming visit to the port of Havana aimed at strengthening the friendship between Cuba and the Russian Federation.

A detachment of four vessels from the Russian Navy, including the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and the nuclear submarine Kazan, will pay an official visit to the port of Havana from June 12th to 17th, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

According to a communique posted on the ministry's website, the detachment will consist of four ships: the frigate Gorshkov, nuclear submarine Kazan, oil tanker Pashin, and rescue tug Nikolai Chiker. The visit will take place from June 12th to 17th in 2024.