Moscow, Russia.- The Association of Cuban Residents in Russia commemorated the fall in combat of the heroic guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara and the beginning of the wars for independence in Cuba, at an event held here on Sunday.

The screening of a documentary about Commander Camilo Cienfuegos and Che opened the event, which also remembers the physical disappearance of Camilo, also known as the Hero of Yaguajay.

The Association also screened a recent speech by President Miguel Diaz-Canel at the event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of Cuba’s wars for independence, held at the emblematic La Demajagua sugar mill, in eastern Cuba.

Cuban Deputy Consul Ricardo Carbajo Perez noted the possibilities opened for Cuban residents in Russia after an agreement is ratified between Moscow and Havana to extend to 90 days the period during which Cubans can stay in the country without a visa.

In addition, the diplomat noted that Cuban residents here can submit their proposals to modify the Constitution on the Internet.

The meeting also included a cultural gala at which musicians from the Cuban community in Russia played songs by the Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona.

Participants at the meeting were called to celebrate Cuba’s Culture Day on Saturday, October 20, to recall the first time when the National Anthem was sung in the country