Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson is to take part in the EU-Russia summit in St. Petersburg and in the city's 300th anniversary celebrations. The Swedish government's press service told Rosbalt that the official part of the EU-Russia summit will take place on May 31 in Strelna, after which VIP guests will participate in celebratory events devoted to St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary. The events will include visits to the Hermitage and Peterhof.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
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