Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of associations, solidarity movements and friends of Cuba in Russia established in this capital the Fidel Castro Foundation for Russian-Cuban relations, local press reported on Friday.
One of its goals is the installation this year of a monument to the Commander in Chief in the square that bears his name in Moscow, informed Leonid Savin, editor-in-chief of the Geopolitika.ru analytical center, who was elected president of its board of directors.
The Foundation is made up of the first vice president of the Russian Society of Friendship with Cuba (RODK), Major General of Aviation Mikhail Makaruk; the veteran of the Missile Crisis Colonel Viktor Avdeev, and the member of the political council of the Venceremos social movement, Anatoly Lashin.
The Fidel Castro Foundation also includes Lena Loshkina, member of the board of directors of the RODK and head of the Russian Committee for the lifting of the US blockade, and Professor Oscar Julian Villar Barroso, from the University of Havana.
It was learned that another of its members, the sculptor Alexei Chebanenko, is already working on the monument project, for the construction of which a fund-raising campaign will be launched soon.
The square is located in the northwest of the Russian capital, in the Sokol district, next to Salvador Allende Street.