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Compiled by Luba Schwartzman (luba_sch@hotmail.com)
Research Analyst, Center for Defense Information, Moscow office

Monday, June 9, 2003

- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with key government ministers. Deputy Prime Minister Galina Karelova presented a report on the motherhood and children. Security Council Chairman Vladimir Rushailo reported on the defense of important government sites against technological catastrophes and terrorism. Deputy Prime Minister Aleksei Kudrin, who recently returned from Minsk, discussed preparations for the transition of the Belarusian monetary system to Russian Rubles by 2005.

- Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom arrived in Moscow. This is his first visit to Russia since his appointment. He will meet with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov to discuss the Road Map international plan for the regulation of the Middle Eastern crisis.

- Twenty-eight rebels turned themselves in to Grozny authorities. They will now return to civilian life. The text of the Resolution of the State Duma on Amnesty has been published in all local newspapers.

- Defense ministers of the member nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States are meeting in Kazakhstan to discuss the expansion of military-technical cooperation and arms control.

- The International Baltic Star Youth Forum is ending in Kaliningrad.

- A government resolution published today extends customs taxes (introduced a year ago) on foreign cars over 7 years old.

- A hearing on the extradition of Akhmed Zakaev begins in London. The process is expected to last 5 days.

- 100 Chechen children will spend the first month of their summer vacations in a camp in Saratov.

- Members of search brigades believe that the UN military observers kidnapped in Georgia are being kept in a section of forest near the Anzhara settlement in Svanetia.

- 80,000-100,000 Russians will be affected by Tajikistans withdrawal from the Agreement on dual citizenship. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that Ashkhabads move is too hasty.

- Chechen rebels continue a war of terrorist acts. Six law enforcement officers were killed over the past 24 hours in various regions of the republic. Deputy General Director of Grozneft Abdul Arsanukaev was killed in Grozny last night.

- 121 people suspected of being members of the Islamic Revival Party, an illegal terrorist organization, were arrested in Moscow, in a large-scale special operation conducted by Federal Security Service and Ministry of Internal Affairs officers.

- A Chinese citizen in Moscow has been hospitalized with symptoms of the severe acute respiratory syndrome.

- Moscow ecologists say that the state of Moscow waters is catastrophic.

- Over 3,000 people were late to work this morning in Moscow after an accident along the Zamoskvoretskaya line of the metro. No one was injured in the accident.

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