Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 170

Russian Foreign Ministry officials indicated yesterday that Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov will not be visiting the Baltic States anytime soon as the "prerequisites" for a visit are lacking. On the previous day, Latvian foreign minister Valdis Birkavs had publicly recalled Primakov’s "promise" earlier this year to pay a visit this September, and announced that the invitation stood. (BNS, Interfax, September 11 and 12). The sine die postponement of Primakov’s visit follows Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin’s equally indefinite postponement of Latvian prime minister Andris Skele’s visit to Moscow, which had been scheduled also for this September.

Estonian President Awarded Europe Prize.