My Way News - Interfax: Cuba, Venezuela may host Russian bombers Zhikharev said Chavez had offered "a whole island with an airdrome, which we can use as a temporary base for strategic bombers," the agency reported. "If there is a corresponding political decision, then the use of the island ... by the Russian Air Force is possible." Interfax reported he said earlier that Cuba has air bases with four or five runways long enough for the huge bombers and could be used to host the long-range planes. 08:32 GMT Russian strategic bombers could use Cuban airfields during patrollingmissions - Air Force official... 07:57 GMT Chavez offers Venezuelan island to be used by Russian strategic bombers - Russian Air Force official... Our new president is being tested. Maybe he'll send HRC over to talk with Russia.