Economic ties between Russia and Venezuela range from oil and loans to arms sales [File: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters]
WNU Editor: The Wall Street Journal is reporting this story (it is behind a pay-wall) …. In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela (Wall Street Journal). Russian state defence contractor Rostec has cut its staff in Venezuela from one thousand to just a few dozen. This is a major blow to Venezuelan President Maduro. It looks like Moscow is abandoning him.