Sergey Mironov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council, is starting histwo-day official visit to Poland. Today the head of the upper house of theRussian parliament is to meet with Aleksander Kwasniewski, President ofPoland, Prime Minister Leszek Miller and the speakers of the Polishparliament. .
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building