The last visit of North Korean leader Kim Chong-il to the Russian Far Eastwill influence positively on the strengthening of bilateral relationsbetween Russia and North Korea. Konstantin Pulikovsky, Presidential Envoyin the Far Eastern Federal District, voiced this statement commenting onthe results of the visit of the North Korean leader. During this visit,Pulikovsky accompanied Kim Chong-il. According to the Envoy, during ourvisits to Russian cities "we arrived at a conclusion that our countriesneed to speed up trade and economic relations". "We have one wish. It is towork together for the benefit of our countries. In the Far Eastern citiesKim Chong-il saw hospitable people who are ready for cooperation with theneighboring country", Pulikovsky concluded. .
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.