Rus News Journal

The summons

the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
has held a meeting with the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov who has reported on the head of the state on what measures are accepted for reception by the military men transferred to the reserve, civil specialities and the subsequent employment.
has spent telephone conversation with the president of Kazakhstan Noursultan Nazarbayev. Heads of the states have discussed the concrete questions connected with carrying out of year of Kazakhstan in Russia and preparation of actions planned in its frameworks. The regular exchange of opinions on a situation in connection with events in Iraq in which relation of a position of Russia and Kazakhstan are characterised by similarity of estimations and approaches has taken place also;
has held a meeting with the chairman of the council of federation Sergey Mironov. In the beginning of a meeting the president has noticed that the upper chamber represents regions and deputies especially sensitively feel a situation in the country. In this connection he has asked mister Mironov to answer a question that is the most actual in the country and on what he would advise to pay attention. According to the speaker of Council of Federation, today in the country there are two most acute problems. The first of them - housing - municipal services (housing and communal services). As mister Mironov has noted, reform in this sphere is necessary, but federation Council will attentively consider the law on reform of housing and communal services with that, that reform went not at the expense of increase of tariffs without service improvement of quality . The second problem is a position with formation in the country. parents at times search for school not any prestigious, and such where there are teachers and all subjects " are taught; - the speaker of Council of Federation has directed attention to a personnel problem of schools. In this connection the president of Russia has suggested federation Council to take part in work of the corresponding commission of the State Council which considers position with an education system in the country.
has spent telephone conversation with the president of Turkmenia Saparmuratom Niyazov. During conversation of the head of the states have discussed prospects of cooperation of two states and have mentioned themes of development of bilateral interaction in toplivno - power sphere, first of all gas, and cooperation on Caspian sea.

the chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Michael Kasyanov
has held working meetings with the governor of the Tomsk region Victor Kressom and the governor of the Astrakhan region Anatoly Guzhvin. During meetings the question connected with perfection of interbudgetary relations was discussed first of all.

the vice-president of the government of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin
will hold total session the governmental commission on optimisation of the State expenditure. It is supposed that at this session the commission will develop definitive offers on optimisation of the State expenditure on 2004 and 2005. These offers will be accepted on the basis of reports of working groups which have analysed structure of all State expenditure.

the vice-president of the government of the Russian Federation Alexey Gordeyev
will act in federation Council with the report on results of work of agrarian and industrial complex in 2002 and measures on preparation for carrying out of spring field works in 2003;
will hold session the governmental commission on regulation of the alcoholic market.

the vice-president of the government of the Russian Federation Victor Khristenko
has met delegation of the inter-parliamentary commission on cooperation of Federal meeting of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Rada of Ukraine. In particular, questions of coordination of positions under the introduction into the World Trade Organization have been considered. Victor Khristenko has expressed a regret that the Ukrainian party does not carry out some arrangements on this problem. During a meeting it has been noticed that the Russian side is ready to go on momentary costs in the long term to receive effectively operating mechanism of uniform economic space of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan;
has held session the commissions of the government of the Russian Federation concerning use of systems of the main oil and gas pipelines and oil pipelines (p. 14 see);