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Russia: Putin welcomes French presidential couple in St. Petersburg  02:51

Russia: Putin welcomes French presidential couple in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
May 24, 2018 at 17:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the French First Lady Brigitte Macron with a bouquet of flowers as she and her husband President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

The Russian leader gave the French presidential couple a tour of the estate, a former royal summer retreat whose gardens open out onto the Baltic Sea.

On Friday both leaders will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Held annually since 1997, and under the auspices of the Russian president since 2005, SPIEF is a leading business event for the global economic sector. The forum brings together the heads of international organisations, well-known public figures, leading academics, experts and the media.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the French First Lady Brigitte Macron with a bouquet of flowers as she and her husband President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

The Russian leader gave the French presidential couple a tour of the estate, a former royal summer retreat whose gardens open out onto the Baltic Sea.

On Friday both leaders will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Held annually since 1997, and under the auspices of the Russian president since 2005, SPIEF is a leading business event for the global economic sector. The forum brings together the heads of international organisations, well-known public figures, leading academics, experts and the media.

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