* Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, arriving in Russia on a two-day visit.
* The Finnish prime minister will pay a one-day visit to St. Petersburg.
* The Astrakhan gunship, built for the Russian Navy's Caspian flotilla, will be launched.
* The first two-day session of the Russian-Algerian intergovernmental commission will open.
* Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport Alexander Davydenko will give the first news conference after his appointment (9:00 a.m.).
* A Russian-German symposium, The Parliamentary System in Russia and Germany: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russia's parliamentary system, will open (10:00 a.m.).
* A roundtable on world energy security problems will be held (3:00 p.m.)
* The Serbsky State Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry will have open house prior to World Mental Health Day (11:00 a.m.).
* The jury of the Booker Open Russia literature award will announce the shortlist of 2005 finalists (2:00 p.m.).
* Head of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev, the captain of the country's men's and women's teams, will give a news conference (2:00 p.m.).
* The Baltic-2005 command-and-staff exercises will open (October 7-12) under the supervision of Chief of the Russian General Staff Yury Baluyevsky.
* The trade and investment sub-commission of the Russian-Japanese intergovernmental commission will hold its third session to discuss major investment projects in the car industry and the oil and natural gas and energy spheres.
* The Russian Black Sea Fleet's Azov amphibious assault ship will arrive at Corfu.
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