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Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his birthday

Vladimir Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday.

Vladimir Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday.
Vladimir Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin received in the Kremlin singer and public activist, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture Iosif Kobzon. Ninel Kobzon, the singer’s wife, attended the meeting too.

The head of state congratulated Mr. Kobzon on his 80th birthday and presented him with a painting Miner’s Song by artist Alexander Zelensky. The meeting with the Kobzons was informal and took place over tea.


President Putin signed an executive order awarding the merit badge For Benevolence to Iosif Kobzon for his active charitable and public activity.

Vladimir Putin also sent a message of congratulations to Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday, which reads, in part:

“You are rightfully regarded as a luminary of our culture, a man of exceptional talent and energy. I am glad that for many years you have not only been working in your professional field with devotion, but also participating actively in important civic and legislative efforts and sincerely care about promoting the best traditions of musical and variety entertainment that our country is famous for.”

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Vladimir Putin, Iosif Kobzon and Ninel Kobzon.
Vladimir Putin, Iosif Kobzon and Ninel Kobzon.
Vladimir Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday. Left: Ninel Kobzon, the singer’s wife.
Vladimir Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday. Left: Ninel Kobzon, the singer’s wife.
President Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday.
President Putin congratulated Iosif Kobzon on his 80th birthday.

Putin visited Zaryadye Park in Moscow

Vladimir Putin visited the new Zaryadye Park on City Day of Moscow.

Vladimir Putin visiting the new Zaryadye Park. With Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Vladimir Putin visiting the new Zaryadye Park. With Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin acquainted himself with the park’s construction history, toured the grounds and spoke with visitors. Mr. Putin was accompanied by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

The new park, opened in time for City Day, was built on the site of a demolished hotel and was named in honor of one of Moscow’s oldest districts.


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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Vladimir Putin and Sergei Sobyanin visited the new Zaryadye Park on City Day of Moscow.
Vladimir Putin and Sergei Sobyanin visited the new Zaryadye Park on City Day of Moscow.
Vladimir Putin at the Zaryadye Park in Moscow.
Vladimir Putin at the Zaryadye Park in Moscow.

Putin visited the Far East Street exhibition in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in toured the Far East Street exhibition, which opened on the embankment near Far Eastern Federal University.

Vladimir Putin with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in during a visit to the Far East Street exhibition.
Vladimir Putin with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in during a visit to the Far East Street exhibition.
Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in visited, among other things, pavilions of the Primorye Territory and the Sakhalin Region, the pavilion of Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, which is part of the Helicopters of Russia Holding, as well as a pavilion dedicated to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

During the visit, Vladimir Putin and Moon Jae-in also saw a demonstration performance by a youth Judo team from the Sakhalin Region and talked with the athletes.

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Vladimir Putin and Moon Jae-in at the Far East Street exhibition.
Vladimir Putin and Moon Jae-in at the Far East Street exhibition.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in at the exhibition.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in at the exhibition.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.
Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in watch a demonstration performance by a youth judo team from the Sakhalin Region.
Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in watch a demonstration performance by a youth judo team from the Sakhalin Region.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.
Vladimir Putin and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.
Vladimir Putin with Primorye Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky during a visit to the Far East Street exhibition.
Vladimir Putin with Primorye Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky during a visit to the Far East Street exhibition.

Vladimir Putin visited an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts

Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping visited an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts and Chinese cultural heritage.

Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping visited an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping visited an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping familiarized themselves with exhibits from various provinces of China – a stone panel with a painting made with the use of a special dot-by-dot carving technique, superfine woodcarving samples and dragon sculptures.

The two presidents exchanged also gifts. The President of China presented Mr. Putin with a sculpture of a Chinese warrior dressed in traditional costume and a handmade desk with a saying wishing prosperity written on it in Chinese calligraphy. The Russian President presented Mr. Xi Jinping with an amber painting of a sailing ship and desk lamps made of nephrite.

After visiting the exhibition, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping continued their exchange of opinions on key bilateral and international issues over a working dinner.

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Vladimir Putin at an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts. With President of China Xi Jinping.
Vladimir Putin at an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts. With President of China Xi Jinping.
Vladimir Putin at a working dinner with President of China Xi Jinping.
Vladimir Putin at a working dinner with President of China Xi Jinping.
Vladimir Putin at the exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin at the exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin watching an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin watching an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin with Xi Jinping watching an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin with Xi Jinping watching an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts.
Vladimir Putin with President of China Xi Jinping.
Vladimir Putin with President of China Xi Jinping.

Putin visited international jazz festival in Crimea

Vladimir Putin visited the 15th Koktebel Jazz Party international festival. Its main theme this year is Same Place, Same Jazz.

Vladimir Putin visited the 15th Koktebel Jazz Party international festival.
Vladimir Putin visited the 15th Koktebel Jazz Party international festival.

Vladimir Putin:

Good evening, friends. I would like to convey my heartfelt greetings to all of you, but first I would like to express my gratitude to the festival’s organizers.

Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum

Vladimir Putin attended the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum during his working trip to the Republic of Crimea.

Vladimir Putin with children at Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin with children at Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin was introduced to thematic exhibitions of various creative teams, photo artists, architects and urban designers. Russian President spoke in an informal setting with both organizers and participants of the annual forum. The Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum is taking place in Crimea for the third time. It traditionally brings together talented young people and experts from various fields – design, architecture, literature, history, fine arts, music, cinema, cartoon animation, journalism, and museum studies. The event aims to form professional communities comprised of creative young people.



The forum is organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Russian Centre for Civil and Patriotic Education of Children and Youth (Rospatriottsentr) together with the Moscow State Institute of Culture.

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Vladimir Putin answered the questions during the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin answered the questions during the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin visiting the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin visiting the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin attended the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin attended the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida Educational Forum in Crimea.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida Educational Forum in Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin with children at the Tavrida Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin with children at the Tavrida Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin at the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin attending the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.
Vladimir Putin attending the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum.

Putin visited Opera in Chersonese Music Festival.

Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the Opera in Chersonese International Music Festival.

Vladimir Putin at the Opera in Chersonese International Music Festival. With Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Vladimir Putin at the Opera in Chersonese International Music Festival. With Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Prior to attending the festival, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev visited St. Vladimir’s Cathedral on the territory of Chersonese. The abbot of the Cathedral gave President Putin and the Prime Minister a detailed account of the cathedral’s restoration. President Putin was also presented with an icon of Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.

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.

Visit to Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Vladimir Putin and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto attended a performance of the opera Iolanta presented by the Bolshoi Theatre as part of the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Vladimir Putin with Bolshoi Theatre Director Vladimir Urin (left) and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto during a performance of the opera Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
Vladimir Putin with Bolshoi Theatre Director Vladimir Urin (left) and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto during a performance of the opera Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
The presidents of Russia and Finland travelled to the medieval Olavinlinna Castle aboard the steamboat S/S Saimaa.

Before the performance in Olavinlinna Castle’s King’s Hall, Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto attended a reception hosted by the Chair of the Savonlinna City Council.



After the official part of the visit was over, Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto had a productive one-on-one discussion that lasted some 90 minutes.

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Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto after the performance of Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto after the performance of Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.
Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.
Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto aboard the steamboat S/S Saimaa.
Vladimir Putin with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto aboard the steamboat S/S Saimaa.
Russian President with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto aboard the steamboat S/S Saimaa.
Russian President with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto aboard the steamboat S/S Saimaa.
Arrival at Olavinlinna Castle. Vladimir Putin and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.
Arrival at Olavinlinna Castle. Vladimir Putin and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.
Olavinlinna Castle.
Olavinlinna Castle.
Before the opera Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
Before the opera Iolanta at Olavinlinna Castle.
Reception hosted by the Chair of the Savonlinna City Council at Olavinlinna Castle.
Reception hosted by the Chair of the Savonlinna City Council at Olavinlinna Castle.

Vladimir Putin visited Maly Theatre.

Vladimir Putin attended a performance of Alexander Ostrovsky’s play “Last Victim” at the State Academic Maly Theatre.

Vladimir Putin with Maly Theatre's Artistic Director Yuru Solomin (right) and Director General Tamara Mikhailova.
Vladimir Putin with Maly Theatre's Artistic Director Yuru Solomin (right) and Director General Tamara Mikhailova.

The President also spoke to the theatre’s administration about the restoration of the historical stage completed in December 2016 and the current situation at the theatre.

Established in 1824, the State Academic Maly Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Russia. It has played an important role in the development of Russian culture.

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54100

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Vladimir Putin, Maly Theatre’s Artistic Director Yury Solomin (centre), Director General Tamara Mikhailova and Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.
Between the acts of the ”Last Victim“ performance. With Maly Theatre’s Artistic Director Yury Solomin (centre), Director General Tamara Mikhailova and Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.








Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian women

Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia’s women on International Women’s Day.

Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Dear women: mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives, friends, our nearest and dearest ones, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on International Women’s Day!

You fill this world with beauty and vitality, giving warmth and comfort, cordiality and harmony with your tenderness and generosity of spirit. You care day and night for your children, grandchildren and your family. Even today, on International Women’s Day, you are still caught up in your routine, working tirelessly, always on time. We often ask ourselves, how do they manage it all?

Most importantly, we love and treasure you. No wonder men have been celebrating women in music and poetry for centuries. Konstantin Balmont, a Russian Silver Age poet, described women in a vivid and precise manner:

A woman – with us when we are born,
A woman – with us in our last hour,
A woman – our standard during battle,
A woman – the joy of open eyes.

We always turn to women for inspiration and consolation, and always find it. Women give us life and perpetuate it in our children. That said, women also need men’s support. We will remember that always, not only today. We will do our outmost to surround the women we love with care and attention, so that they can smile more often.

Once again, let me congratulate you sincerely on this holiday. I wish you good health, success, joy and happiness. Happy Women’s Day!

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54007

Putin opened the Winter International Arts Festival.

Vladimir Putin attended the show Don’t Leave Your Planet that opened the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival under the direction of Yury Bashmet.


The show featured well-known Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Yury Bashmet. The production was staged and directed by Viktor Kramer.

After the show, the President spoke to Yury Bashmet and Konstantin Khabensky.

The 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival will take place in Sochi on February17–26, featuring world classical music stars, soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, and popular Russian theatre and film actors.

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At the opening of the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival
At the opening of the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival, directed by Yury Bashmet. Don’t Leave Your Planet, a show based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Konstantin Khabensky and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Yury Bashmet.
Putin.
At the opening of the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival, directed by Yury Bashmet.
Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin at the opening of the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival, directed by Yury Bashmet.
President Putin.
Putin attended the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival.
Vladimir Putin, Yury Bashmetov, Konstantin Khabensky.
President Putin with conductor Yury Bashmet (right) and actor Konstantin Khabensky after the show Don't Leave Your Planet that opened the 10th Winter International Arts Festival.