Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov has arrived in New York to take part in the general political discussion within the 56th session of the UN General Assembly. On November 10 the Russian minister is expected to hold a number of bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers Hubert Vedrine of France, Jozias van Aartsen of the Netherlands, John Manley of Canada, Joschka Fischer of Germany, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jack Straw, Italian Foreign Minister Renato Ruggiero and US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia