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The hostage-taking attack in Moscow caused President Vladimir Putin to cancel his meeting with German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin and a visit to Portugal

October 24, 2002

Mr Putin also decided to postpone his visit to Mexico and cancel his participation in the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The Russian delegation to Los Cabos was to be led by Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.

October 24, 2002