Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on December 18, 2008. Ortega was to meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as Moscow pushes to revive Soviet-era ties with Latin American countries. The visit by the ex-Marxist rebel comes after Nicaragua won fulsome praise from Russia for recognizing the independence of two pro-Moscow Georgian rebel regions, the only country other than Russia to have done so.                  AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)