Russia´s Putin to visit Israel in June (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Itamar EichnerPublished: 05.25.12, 16:44)
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Russian president to meet with Netanyahu, Peres; unveil monument
honoring Jewish Red Army soldiers who fought Nazis
Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Israel at the
end of June, this following talks between high-level officials in
Moscow and Jerusalem.
The Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Friday that the exact date of
Putin´s 24-hour visit has not been set, but it will likely take place
during the last week of June.
During the snap visit, Putin will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.
Peres, the report said, will host a special ceremony saluting
Russia´s role in liberating the death camps at the end of World War
While in Israel, the Russian leader is expected to visit Netanya,
where he and Netanyahu will unveil a monument honoring Jewish Red
Army soldiers who fought in World War II.
The monument, which was erected on Netanya´s beach, was designed by
three renowned Russian artists in the shape of a labyrinth.
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