French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin has arrived in Moscow for a two-day official visit. His aircraft landed at 2:30 p.m. at the Vnukovo-2 airport of Moscow. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov went to meet the high-profile official at the ladder of the aircraft. Lionel Jospin was escorted by nearly one third of the French Cabinet: foreign, interior, transport ministers and ministers of scientific research, state reform and administrative policy. Besides, the delegates comprised French business leaders, including presidents of Air France, Alcatel and other major enterprises and companies of the country.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea