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VLADIVOSTOK, November 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday will inspect a military unit in Vladivostok and chair a conference over property issues.
"The minister plans to visit marines brigade 155 of the Pacific Fleet, the Varyag missile cruiser flagship, a naval hospital and the S.O.Makarov Pacific Naval Institute," Shoigu's spokeswoman Darya Zatulina told reporters.
Shoigu will also chair a conference over Defense Ministry property due to passed into ownership of the Primorye territory. First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov is expected to take part in the conference.
The defense minister arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday, after his visit to China where he had taken part in the 17th session of the Russian-Chinese inter-governmental military cooperation commission. Shoigu held talks with his Chinese colleague Liang Guanglie and met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.