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Vladimir Putin to visit Israel next month

Russian leader expected to meet with Netanyahu, Peres during last week of June

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: May 25th, 2012 in News » Israel

Vladimir Putin to visit Israel next month

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel next month in one of his first foreign visits in office, according to Ynet.

Putin is scheduled to be in Israel for no more than a day, in which time he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Netanya.

The two leaders will reportedly unveil a monument honouring Jewish Red Army soldiers who fought the Nazis during World War II.

The monument was designed by three renowned Russian artists in the shape of a labyrinth and will be erected on the beach of Netanya.

Putin will also meet with President Shimon Peres, who plans to host a special ceremony honouring Russia’s role in liberating the death camps at the end of World War II.

The exact date of the visit is not yet confirmed, but it will likely take place during the final week of June.

Issues relating to Syria and Iran, both longtime allies of Russia, will likely be on the agenda during Putin’s visit, according to The Moscow Times.

Putin last visited Israel in 2005 when he defended Russian arms sales to Syria and the shipment of nuclear components to Iran, saying neither posed a threat to Israel’s security.

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