Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov is to meet tomorrow with his Japanese counterpart, Yukihiko Ikeda, at the G-7 Summit in Lyon, sources in Tokyo said yesterday. The meeting comes less than two weeks after Primakov angered Tokyo by calling for a postponement of negotiations on the Kuril Islands territorial dispute. (See Monitor, June 20 & 24) When asked yesterday in Moscow to comment on Primakov’s recent remarks, newly named presidential security advisor Aleksandr Lebed deflected the question, saying he first needed to study the issue. (Itar-Tass, June 27)
Russian Floating Nuclear Plant.