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Top U.S. Diplomat to Visit Moscow

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will arrive in Moscow on Sunday for talks with senior Russian government officials.

During the three-day visit to the Russian capital, Nuland is expected to meet with Russian deputy foreign ministers, as well as foreign policy experts and civil society representatives.

Earlier this week, Nuland paid a visit to Georgia, to meet with the country's new leadership, and Ukraine, where she attended a ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, and held talks with the opposition in protest-stricken Kiev.

The rallies in Kiev and in other cities across Ukraine erupted late last month in reaction to the government's decision to back away from a deal to sign an association agreement and free trade deals with the EU.

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