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February 2000 - Russia Special Weapons News

  • RUSSIA ELECTION PREVIEW Voice of America 25 February 2000 -- Russia's presidential election is just one month away, and there is hardly any sign of a contest. In sharp contrast to the 1996 election, won by Boris Yeltsin after a hard-fought campaign, this time the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
  • RUSSIA COULD LOSE MONEY FOR SPACE By Tamara Lytle THE ORLANDO SENTINEL February 24, 2000 -- "The Clinton administration's policy has been predicated on the assumption Russians are more interested in selling stuff to rich people than poor people, and that they know which side their bread is buttered on, and that the one hand keeps track of what the other hand is doing," said John Pike, space science director of the American Federation of Scientists.
  • RUSSIA / NATO Voice of America 17 February 2000 -- NATO Secretary-General George Robertson is praising the outcome of his one-day visit to Moscow (Wednesday), in which he and Russia's leaders agreed to resume normal relations.
  • RUSSIA DEADLINE Voice of America 13 February 2000 -- Zyuganov is the only real challenger to Mr. Putin, whose popularity stems largely from his tough stand in the bloody war against Chechen rebels.
  • U-S-RUSSIA-SPACE STATION Voice of America 11 February 2000 -- The U-S and Russian space agencies have announced that Russia will launch a long-delayed module for the International Space Station in July.
  • U-S-RUSSIA-SPACE STATION Voice of America 04 February 2000 -- The U-S space agency NASA says it cannot wait much longer for Russia to provide a long-delayed key component of the International Space Station.
  • RUSSIA POL Voice of America 04 February 2000 -- Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, once considered a leading contender for the presidency, has decided not to run in next month's presidential election.
  • The Intercept Point Cannot Be Changed: The Moscow ABM System Is Equipped With Unique Tracking Equipment, Boris Talov , Moscow Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 2/4/2000
  • Tenet Says Russian Safeguarding of Nuclear Materials Is a Concern By Susan Ellis USIA 3 February 2000 -- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George Tenet says the United States will be concerned about the security of Russian nuclear weapons and associated materials, regardless of the political path Russia chooses.
  • Text: Secretary of State's Speech at Russian Diplomatic Academy USIA 2 February 2000 -- Russia and the United States have common interests and the basis for true cooperation on three key sets of issues -- nonproliferation, arms control and regional stability, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said February 2.
  • RUSSIA - PUTIN POLITICS Voice of America 01 February 2000 -- American experts on Russia say his 17 years in the K-G-B -- the Soviet secret police - his work as a municipal leader in Saint Petersburg in the early `90s and his various positions in the Kremlin bureaucracy over the past few years, make him an ideal candidate for President.
  • RUSSIA SPACE Voice of America 01 February 2000 -- Russia has launched a cargo craft to its Mir space station in preparation for an expected manned mission to the orbiter next month.



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