Source Pravda.Ru

Cyprian Defence Minister To Hold Talks With Russia's Rosoboronexport

Cyprian Defence Minister Socrates Hasikos, currently on a four-day routine visit to Moscow, will negotiate military-and-technological cooperation with the executives of Rosoboronexport, Russia's major state-run arms dealer, on Wednesday, according to a source in the Cyprian minister's delegation. The Cyprian side hopes to sign a number of documents to follow up on agreements reached during Hasikos' previous visit to Moscow in December of 1997, and to expand bilateral military-technological cooperation in general. It will be recalled that, over the past few years, Cyprus equipped its 8,000-strong national guard with Russian-made armoured personnel carriers, tanks, small arms and even a surface-to-air missile system S-300, which was deployed in Crete, Greece on agreement with the Greek side.

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

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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

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed