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Kazakh President Arrives In Moscow

Presidents Vladimir Putin (left) and Nursultan Nazarbaev at their meeting in Astana, January 2006 (ITAR-TASS) April 3, 2006 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has arrived in Moscow to start a three-day visit that includes discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It's the third such meeting of the two men this year. Putin visited Astana in January, and Nazarbaev made a follow-up trip to St. Petersburg in February.

The two are expected to discuss details concerning the launch of Kazakhstan's first communications satellite, as well as sign an agreement on Russia's continued use of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Nazarbaev is to address Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on April 5.


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