The Russian Information Agency Novosti begins Hotline coverage for Monday, January 12, 2004.
RIA Novosti correspondents report:
MOSCOW. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov will head for the Siberian region to check the combat readiness of the Siberian military district formations and Strategic Missile Forces units located on its territory. The defense minister's trip includes visits to Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Aleisk, Barnaul and Omsk.
MOSCOW. Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for CIS Affairs Vadim Gustov will meet with Natelashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Labor Party, in the Federation Council (Parliament's upper chamber).
MOSCOW. The Moscow City Court will announce its verdict on the case of residential houses bombings in Moscow and Volgodonsk. The accused in the case are Adam Dekkushev and Yusuf Krymshamkhalov.
SEVEROMORSK. The Northern Fleet Military Court will begin closed hearings on the criminal case concerning the death of the nuclear submarine K-159, which sank in the Barents Sea in August 2003 during transportation. Nine crew members died as a result. The accused in the case is Admiral Gennady Suchkov. He was dismissed from the post of the Northern Fleet Commander. He is accused of "negligence, which resulted in people's death."
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