King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has arrived on a state visit in Moscow. They are scheduled to visit the Russian Academy of Sciences, to meet its President Yuri Osupov, to visit RAO UES, social institutions and the Tretyakov gallery Tuesday. The greater part of the programme of the king's visit deals with the cultural and scientific spheres. Direct contacts on several fundamental and applied researches between the Russian and Swedish scientific and technical establishments, higher education institutions are the prevailing organisational form of cooperation in these spheres. Russian President Vladimir Putin and King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf exchanged opinions on the situation in the world after the Us launched its anti-terrorist action in Afghanistan. Their wives Lyudmila Putin and Queen Silvia participated in the conversation.
Riyadh will not make contradictory statements, nor will it ask for explanations, as Moscow does in the case of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov