Since Hugo Chávez’s corpse will be embalmed and placed in a glass casket on permanent display so “our people can have him forever,” as Nicolás Maduro put it, the Venezuelan government is going to need Russian help, since,
“the Russian technologies for embalmment are absolutely first-rate.”
Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at your service, comrades!
The down side is that the process takes six months and Hugo would be out of the public eye for that period.
Relations may not have improved among the two countries, but Wikipedia lists 100 + Venezuelans active in US Major League Baseball teams. Those relations are working just fine, thanks.