RUSSIA SEEKS AID AMONG PERSIAN GULF COUNTRIES

A high level Russian Federation mission to six Persian Gulf countries failed to obtain significant financial assistance but was more successful in improving Moscow's image in the region. Moscow newspaper Izvestia reported that Andrei Kozyrev, Russia's minister of foreign affairs, visited Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman during a 7 day tour. Only Oman provided economic aid, agreeing to invest $500 million to help develop Russia's oil and gas

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