The Russian Information Agency Novosti begins Hotline coverage for Saturday, February 21st, 2004.
* The Russian ministry of education is to stage a gala for young servicemen, dedicated to Day of Fatherland Defenders. Participants will lay flowers to the Unknown Soldier tomb, meet with Education Minister Vladimir Filippov and attend a concert at the Russian Army theatre.
* The Rossia concert hall will host a meeting dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the federal assembly's State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament).
* The second world congress of patriotic parties will take place.
* The union of Russian science fiction writers is to hold a conference in defence of copyright in the Internet and electronic information bearers.
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