Rus News Journal

Newsmaker`s diary

the First vitse - prime minister Oleg Soskovets has accepted delegation of religious figures of the North Ossetia.

the First vitse - the prime minister and Minister of Economics Oleg Lobov had been spent a number of meetings. On them economic problems of the Smolensk region and prospect of improvement of relations of Russia, in particular, were discussed with EU.

Vitse - the prime minister of the government Alexander Zaverjuha in second half of day has held meeting with a management of Bashkortostan on which problems of agriculture of region have been discussed.

the Minister of Defence of Russia Pavel Grachev who is on a visit in the USA, has carried on negotiations with president Bill Clinton. In second half of day the Russian minister has gone to a fact-finding trip on the country. More in detail on a course of visit of the Minister of Defence will inform in tomorrow`s number.

Vitse - the prime minister of the government of Russia, chairman Goskomfederatsii Sergey Shahraj has gone to Novosibirsk with working visit. It will discuss with a management of the Novosibirsk region a question on signing of the agreement on federation Council, and also problems socially - economic development of region.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Andrey Kozyrev, having finished visit to Kabul (p. 4 see), has gone to Dushanbe for negotiations with chairman VS of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmonov. On results of negotiations informs in tomorrow`s number.

the secretary of Security council of Russia Evgenie Shaposhnikov has denied messages on the appointment as the ambassador to New Zealand. It has given interview ITAR - TASS in which has informed: Conversation on it with a management the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia really was. I have considered the offer, but have refused . The marshal has underlined also that upholds the official report about resignation from a post of the secretary of council.

the Mayor of St.-Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak has changed at itself in an office in Mariinsk a palace V.I.Lenin`s portrait for Peter I portrait. Then the mayor has taken part in work Russian - the Swedish conference devoted to transition of Russia to market economy and prospects of cooperation of two countries.

the president of corporation Bi - Gas - Si Alexander Volovik in hotel Balchug - Kempinski had long conversation with James Korriganom (James Corrigan), the former head of Federal reserve system of the USA, nowadays being chairman of board of directors created Russian - the American fund of business. Bi - Gas - Si according to the arrangement reached with g - nom Korriganom, will incur a role of the leading adviser of fund in Russia.