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Cablegate: Russia Response On Antarctic Treaty Anniversary And

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DE RUEHMO #3614 3500641
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 150641Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1164

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003614

DEPT FOR OES/OA

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC KTIA SENV TPHY KSCA AY RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA RESPONSE ON ANTARCTIC TREATY ANNIVERSARY AND
INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR

REF: STATE 109133

On December 1, Post delivered reftel talking points to Vasiliy
Titushkin of the MFA Legal Department, the Ministry's lead action
officer on Antarctic Treaty issues. Titushkin advised us that
Russia supports the proposed date and format of the Antarctic Treaty
Consultative Meeting. He said that the Government of Russia is
still considering the makeup of its delegation with a view toward
participation at the minister level, and that his office would be
able to provide additional information at a later date.

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