THE NAVY WILL GET AN AMPHIBIAN PLANE

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THE NAVY WILL GET AN AMPHIBIAN PLANE

Kommersant, April 8, 2002, p. 3

Details of Kuroyedov’s visit are classified. The main sensation of what is known is the news that the Navy command opted to accept as standard equipment the A-40 Albatros plane. Weighing 86 tons, the Albatros can accelerate to the velocity of 7000 kph, 1.5 times better than the Japanese (PS-1) or Canadian (CL-251 T) analogs.

HEAD OF DUMA APPARATUS RESIGNS

Moskovsky Komsomolets, April 9, 2002, p. 2

Nikolai Troshkin, head of the Duma apparatus and a communist appointee, has succumbed to the pressure put on him by centrists in the parliament and resigned.

RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPERS IN THE GEORGIAN-ABKHAZIAN CONFLICT ATTACKED

Kommersant, April 8, 2002, p. 3

Russian peacekeepers returned fire. No casualties have been reported.

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