Vestnik Kavkaza
May 31 2012

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Armenia in September,
Director of the Institute for the CIS States Constantine Zatulin said
on Wednesday, News Armenia reports.

Putin may arrive on September 7 within the framework of the CSTO
military drills, in which Russia and Armenia will take part.

Armenia will host drills of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces on
September 3-8. They will train collective security systems of the
CSTO in the Caucasus.

The CSTO consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia,
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The director noted that it is not a very suitable date for the visit,
because it coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Battle
of Borodino. Putin might be unable to travel to Armenia due to
celebrations at Borodino.