The Russian Information Agency Novosti begins Hotline coverage for Tuesday, January 13, 2004.
RIA Novosti correspondents report:
ULAN BATOR. Igor Ivanov, Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, is starting an official visit to Mongolia, to last into January 14.
IRKUTSK REGION. Sergei Ivanov, Russia's Minister of Defence, will visit a missile unit stationed in the region, while on a routine trip of the Siberian Military District.
MOSCOW. RIA Novosti will host a news conference on, "The Situation of the Serb Population in Kosovo and Developments Round its Orthodox Christian Shrines: Summing Up a Christmas Visit to Kosovo by Delegates of the St. Andrew Foundation".
The Slava Zaitsev Fashion House premieres a show of the collection, Haute Couture 2005.
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. A Japanese parliamentary delegation is going on with its visit of Sakhalin Island. Led by Takabe Tsutomu, management and coordination committee head of the House of Representatives, the delegates are discussing prospects for closer Russian-Japanese economic and cultural links, mutual development of tourism, and projects to develop mineral deposits of the Sakhalin sea shelf.
SMOLENSK. A 7th international exposition and seminar on computer and telecommunication technologies is taking start. To last four days, it has gathered corporate designers and suppliers of computer equipment, other industrial companies and offices, and educational establishments based in Central Russia and Belarus. Accompanying the event will be seminars on computerising management, a computer game tournament, and secondary school students' contest on the use of information technologies.
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