Sergei Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov signs a condolence book at the... News PhotoBook,Book Signing,Consoling,Diplomacy,Embassy,Foreign Minister,Horizontal,Moscow,Politics,Russia,Sergei Lavrov,Signing,VenezuelaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov signs a condolence book at the Venezuela's embassy in Moscow on March 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed today his late Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez as an uncommon and strong man who had made a huge contribution to relations between Moscow and Caracas. Russia enjoys close military ties with Venezuela, which also represents one of the main oversees investment targets of the giant state oil company Rosneft. AFP PHOTO / ILYA EPISHKIN (Photo credit should read ILYA EPISHKIN/AFP/Getty Images)