IMF's Koehler to visit Russia 9-12 Oct, Official

RUSSIA - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Koehler will visit Russia 9-12 October and an IMF mission will spend a week in Russia starting 10 October, a Russian official said Thursday 27 September.

Koehler will visit Moscow and St. Petersburg.

He plans to meet Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref, central bank Chairman Viktor Gerashchenko and possibly President Vladimir Putin, the official said.