Canadian PM brought up the Nikitin case in St. Petersburg

Publish date: October 22, 1997

Written by: Igor Kudrik

Canadian Prime-Minister Jean Chretien again brought up the Nikitin case, this time in discussions with St. Petersburg's major Vladimir Yakovlev, during his one day visit to the city Tuesday.

On Tuesday Canadian Prime-Minister Jean Chretien visited St. Petersburg, where he met major of the city Vladimir Yakovlev. Chretien informed Mr. Yakovlev that he brought up the Nikitin case during his official talks with Prime Minister of Russia Victor Chernomyrdin on Monday this week.

Jean Chretien again confirmed Canada’s readiness to accept Aleksandr Nikitin as immigrant, as soon as Russian authorities allow him to leave the country.