Defense chief flies to Russia Saturday

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:49 PM
Defense chief flies to Russia Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates will travel to Russia, departing on Saturday and arriving on Sunday, and will meet on Tuesday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The trip risks being overshadowed by speculation about action on a no-fly zone over Libya after Thursday's U.N. Security Council vote.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; editing by Philip Barbara)