Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have a routine conference with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany, December 9, on an available understanding, report Kremlin PR. The conferees will exchange opinions on top priority international and bilateral issues. The President will make a stop in Germany for the summit in his way to Moscow from an official visit to Greece.
Twenty years later, the cause of death of 118 Kursk submariners remains a mystery. the Russian navy was unable to save the dying men.