Medvedev reaches CubaDmitry Medvedev is in Cuba. He's the first Russian president to visit the country in eight years. This is the last stop of Medvedev’s tour of countries in Latin America, aimed at restoring links and boosting trade. The first stop for Medvedev upon arriving in Havana was the José Martí memorial. The Russian president laid wreathes at the Cuban national hero’s monument.Medvedev flew in from Venezuela, where he had taken his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez on a tour of a Russian destroyer.