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Release No: 231-00
December 08, 2000

Gen. Shelton to Visit the Russian Federation

Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, for a visit to the Russian Federation.

While in Russia, he will be the guest of his counterpart, General of the Army Anatoliy Vasilyevich Kvashnin, chief of the General Staff and first deputy minister of defense of the Russian Federation. They will meet for discussions on issues of mutual interest and the shape of the U.S. and Russian military-to-military program for 2001.

Shelton will return to Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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