What Do Improved U.S.-Cuba Ties Mean For Russia?
The U.S. is taking a new stance on its relationship with Cuba, but what does this mean for longtime Cuban ally Russia?By Sebastian Martinez | December 18, 2014
President Kennedy said, "It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union."
The Cuban Missile Crisis represented not only the most visible moment in the history of U.S.-Cuba relations, but also in Cuba's relationship with Russia, which would ultimately outlive the U.S.S.R. itself. (Video via PBS)
President Obama said Wednesday, "Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba."