"The deep alliance of the peoples of the Russian Federation and China based on advanced science, strong army and the brave soldiers is capable of ensuring the survival of mankind," the Cuban revolutionary leader noted.
"In relation to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, I want to express my deepest admiration for the heroic Soviet people, who stand in gigantic stayer to humanity. Twenty several million Soviet citizens who died in the Great Patriotic War gave their lives for the sake of all mankind," Fidel Castro wrote.
Fidel Castro left office in 2006 for health reasons and has kept a low public profile ever since. The leader occasionally writes analysis and opinion columns for newspapers, and receives dignitaries for private consultation.