Today, Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Sergey Mironov willvisit a base of nuclear subs in Vilyuchinsk, where he is to get acquaintedwith the situation in the army and navy on the Kamchatka peninsula, astrategically important region of the Far East of Russia. On Wednesday, theChairman of the Federation Council is planning to visit the KoryakAutonomous Area; on Thursday, he is scheduled to come back to Kamchatkawhere he is to finish his visit to the peninsula.Yesterday evening, Mironov stated at a briefing that he was going to spendspecial attention to "the peculiar problems of the Far East". This fall,the official is to hold a meeting with representatives of the regiondevoted to these problems. At this meeting, it is planned to work out aline for the activities of the upper house aimed at solving the problems ofthe Far East..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969