Vladimir Putin To Represent Russia At APEC
The Russian news agency ITAR-Tass is reporting the acting
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will attend next month’s APEC
summit meeting in Auckland.
Russian President Boris
Yeltsin has signed a decree which orders Mr Putin to
represent Russia at the conference.
Continued ill health
has forced Mr Yeltsin to abandon plans for him to personally
The Russian Parliament is set to debate
whether to instate Mr Putin as its Prime Minister next
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