Putin met with scientists and public figures of Crimea

Vladimir Putin met with public figures, scientists and cultural workers of Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Good afternoon,

We had a meeting a couple of years ago with a different, but a similar group of people. I will not give long monologues, but I must certainly make some sacral statements about the importance of Crimea, Sevastopol and this place where we are now – Chersonese – for Russia, its culture and its spiritual code in the direct sense of this word.

Putin visited the Tauric Chersonese Museum and Reserve

Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the Khersones Tavrichesky State Historical Archaeological Museum and Reserve and heard about its development plans.

Vladimir Putin after his visit to the Tauric Chersonese Museum and Reserve.
Vladimir Putin after his visit to the Tauric Chersonese Museum and Reserve.
The museum is one of the largest scientific centers where archaeologists are engaged in research and students are undergoing practical training. Khersones museum collection consists of over 214,000 items. Every year the museum draws tens of thousands of visitors.

Putin honored the memory of Sevastopol defenders

Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the memorial in honor of Sevastopol's defenders.

Vladimir Putin laying flowers at the memorial stele of the 35th Coastal Battery memorial museum in Sevastopol.
Vladimir Putin laying flowers at the memorial stele of the 35th Coastal Battery museum in Sevastopol.
Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev laid flowers at the memorial stele of the 35th Coastal Battery memorial museum, dedicated to the memory of soldiers of the Primorskaya (Coastal) Army and sailors of the Black Sea Fleet coastal units, who continued to defend the city after the main units of the Red Army left Sevastopol in mid-1942.

Putin sent greetings to participants of the Fifth Short Film Festival

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants, organizers and guests of the Fifth Short Film Festival Koroche (Shorter).

Fifth Short Film Festival «Koroche».
Fifth Short Film Festival «Koroche».
The message of the Russian President reads, in part:

“Despite its young age, the festival has already earned an international reputation as a promising creative event aimed at making quality films and promoting the best Russian short films. Naturally, the main goal is to seek talent, provide professional and information support and facilitate the development of Russian regional film studios.

Putin sent condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain over the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack in the center of Barcelona.

“We resolutely denounce this cruel and cynical crime against civilians. This attack shows once again the need to pool the efforts of the entire international community in the uncompromising fight against the forces of terror,” emphasized the Russian President.

Putin met with VTB Bank President and Board Chairman Andrei Kostin.

Andrei Kostin briefed Vladimir Putin on the bank’s performance in the first half of 2017 and progress in the rental housing development program.

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with President and Board Chairman of VTB Bank Andrei Kostin.
Vladimir Putin held a meeting with President and Board Chairman of VTB Bank Andrei Kostin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Mr. Kostin, how are things? How is your work proceeding?

President and Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank Andrei Kostin:

Thank you, Mr. President, things are not bad.

Putin sent condolences on passing of Vera Glagoleva.

Vladimir Putin expressed his deep condolences to the family and friends of the late Vera Glagoleva, theatre and cinema actress, film director and screenwriter, People’s Artist of Russia.


The message reads:

Please accept my deep condolences and words of support in your time of grief.

Putin gave instructions to regional authorities in Kabardino-Balkaria.

Vladimir Putin heard a telephone report from Head of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria Yury Kokov on the current situation in the disaster zone. Russian President asked the regional authorities to take all necessary measures to swiftly repair city infrastructure and provide assistance to the population.

Putin visited new Khrabrovo Airport terminal.

Vladimir Putin visited Khrabrovo Airport, where he inspected the reconstruction of the passenger terminal and visited the arrivals area.

Vladimir Putin visited Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad.
Vladimir Putin visited Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad.
Khrabrovo International Airport has regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Cherepovets, Murmansk, Anapa, Kaluga, Arkhangelsk, Minsk, Grodno, Gomel, Brest, Vitebsk, Tashkent, Warsaw, Antalya, and Barcelona.

Putin met with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov.

Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov.

Vladimir Putin with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov.
Vladimir Putin with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov.
Russian President met with the Acting Governor following a meeting on developing the transportation infrastructure of Russia’s Northwest. Vladimir Putin asked Mr. Alikhanov to ensure completion of the bypass highway around Kaliningrad and see through the implementation of decisions on VAT exemption for air transportation to the region.