Vladimir Putin will meet with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Announcement, May 2 − 3, 2017
On May 2, Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in Sochi.
The two leaders will discuss the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, including energy, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
They also plan to address key international problems, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on the Ukrainian crisis settlement.
The two heads of state will also exchange views on the forthcoming G-20 Summit to be held in Hamburg in July.
On May 3, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make a working visit to Russia at the invitation of Vladimir Putin.
During the upcoming talks in Sochi, the two leaders will exchange views on the entire range of Russian-Turkish relations, including in the context of the agreements reached at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council held in Moscow on March 10.
They are also expected to address current regional and international problems, above all, concerning the joint struggle against terrorism and the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Congratulations to current and former employees of the State Archive of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin congratulated current and former employees of the State Archive of the Russian Federation on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
April 28, 2017
The message reads, in part:
”Over the past quarter of a century, the State Archive of the Russian Federation has grown into a large modern repository of the documents of the 20th and21st centuries, which offer an opportunity to gain an insight into the wealth of our country's cultural and spiritual heritage, contribute to forming an objective outlook on key events in the Russian and world history, and preserve our national memory.
The archive staff have always been distinguished by their deep knowledge, competence and responsibility, and, most importantly, sincere devotion to their trade. You conduct significant scientific and research activities, introduce the latest information technologies, and implement important educational, outreach and publishing projects. Your multifaceted activities make an outstanding contribution to developing remarkable archiving traditions in our country.“
The State Archive of the Russian Federation is our country’s largest federal archive with about 7 million dossiers on the Russian history of the 19th-21st centuries. It keeps documents adopted by Russia’s supreme state and governing bodies.
Instructions in connection with wildfires in Irkutsk Region and Buryatia
April 29, 2017
Vladimir Putin heard a detailed report of Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov on measures taken to extinguish the wildfires and minimise the breaking out of new ones.
During telephone conversations, Irkutsk Region Governor Sergei Levchenko and Acting Head of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov informed the President on the relief efforts following the wildfires.
Vladimir Putin instructed Mr Levchenko and Mr Tsydenov to organise all the necessary measures to provide temporary accommodation to the people who have lost their homes, and make available medical aid and all the necessary social services.
Visiting Shayba Arena
Vladimir Putin took part in a hockey training session at the Olympic Shaiba Arena following the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix.
April 30, 2017
Training session at the Olympic Shaiba Arena.
International Olympic Committee Honorary Member Jean-Claude Killy, who is visiting Sochi to give a series of lectures for students of the Sirius educational centre, also attended the training session.
Present at the stadium was Yelena Shmelyova, head of the Talent and Success foundation, which launched the Sirius educational centre. The President and Ms Shmelyova discussed issues pertaining to the development of the Olympic heritage, including the Olympic facilities.
Formula One Russian Grand Prix
Vladimir Putin attended the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrome in the Olympic Park.
April 30, 2017
At the award ceremony for the winners of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix.
The President was greeted by newly appointed Formula One Group CEO Chase Carey and Formula One Honorary President Bernie Ecclestone, formerly the Formula One chief executive of more than 40 years.
Vladimir Putin was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and Presidential Aide Igor Levitin.
The Formula One Russian Grand Prix has been held in Sochi since 2014.
Meeting with Formula One top officials
Vladimir Putin met with top Formula One officials – CEO Chase Carey, Commercial Director Sean Bratches, and Motorsport Managing Director Ross Brawn. The meeting was also attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.
April 30, 2017
Meeting with Formula One top officials.
The meeting participants discussed issues of the organisation and holding of the Russian leg of Formula One in Sochi, as well as the state and development prospects of motor sports in Russia.