MOSCOW : Perry Russia-Bound

Defense Secretary William J. Perry arrives in Moscow Saturday for meetings with senior government and military officials on topics ranging from defense conversion to nuclear-arms dismantlement.

The secretary, making his second trip to the region, will also visit the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

In Moscow, Perry will meet with Russian Defense Minister Pavel S. Grachev. With the Cold War behind them, the United States and Russia are exploring opportunities for joint military exercises.

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