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VISIT OF RUSSIAN GENERAL IGOR SERGEYEV

U.S. Department of Defense April 24, 1997

General of the Army Igor Sergeyev, Commander in Chief, Russian
Strategic Rocket Forces, will be visiting the United States from April
28 to May 6 as part of the continuing military-to-military contact
program sponsored under the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction
Program.

While here, General Sergeyev will meet with senior leaders at the U.S.
Strategic Command, which is located at Offutt Air Force Base,
Nebraska. He will observe GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 97 (the Air Force's
annual missile and space competition), and visit missile facilities.
He will also receive orientations and briefings at each location.

The program is designed to increase stability by fostering trust and
understanding between our two strategic forces. We fully expect to
build on our past successes with this and future visits.

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