“Back to the future?” Cuban–Russian relations under Raúl Castro

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Since Raúl Castro has become the President of Cuba relations between Moscow and Havana have displayed a number of connotations with the halcyon days of Soviet-Cuban relations, which has included Raúl Castro and Dmitry Medvedev travelling to Russia and Cuba twice, respectively and Vladimir Putin visiting the Cuban capital in July 2014. As a result of these events this article will examine the relationship to conclude both whether the bilateral relationship has ‘gone back to the future’ since August 2006, and also if a ‘Raúl’ doctrine’ similar to the “Putin doctrine,” which has been vital for the relationship, has emerged within Cuban foreign policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalCommunist and Post-Communist Studies
Issue number2-3
Early online date15 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Russian-Cuban relations
  • Raúl Castro
  • Putin


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