Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 110

Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev left Moscow yesterday for Rovaniemi, Finland, where he will chair a meeting of the Barents Sea Regional Council. The Council was founded in 1993 to formalize cooperation between Moscow and the three Nordic countries. In Rovaniemi, the foreign ministers of member states will discuss a number of regional cooperation projects, especially in the area of environmental protection and radiation security.(2)

Cooperation in nuclear safety is a new facet in Russian-Nordic relations. Nordic countries have repeatedly expressed concern about the large amount of nuclear waste stored on the Kola peninsula, home to the former Soviet Union’s submarine-based nuclear missile arsenals.

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