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Russia: Yeltsin To Visit Germany

Moscow, 7 March 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin will visit Germany on April 17 and 18.

The decision was announced today by officials in Moscow and Germany.

During the visit Yeltsin will meet Chancellor Helmut Kohl to discuss NATO expansion and bilateral issues.

Yeltsin will receive the German Media Prize, which is given annually to outstanding personalities selected by a jury of editors.

Yeltsin was awarded the prize last year but was unable to come to Germany last November to pick it up because of his heart operation.