On September 11, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov will come to thefirst general meeting of the Russian State Duma after summer parliamentaryvacations. Today the State Duma managing council confirmed that deputieswould like the minister to inform them on the current condition of theRussian Armed Forces. Ivanov will testify to lawmakers at a closedhearing..
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE