Putin slams alleged dependence of Russian gas buyers on MoscowBusiness & Economy December 05, 19:21
Putin included in Time magazine’s Person of the Year shortlistWorld December 05, 19:16
Russia loses $500,000 greenhouse due to Progress spacecraft’s crashScience & Space December 05, 18:31
Russian Foreign Ministry to promote oil pipeline operator Transneft’s interests abroadBusiness & Economy December 05, 18:24
Moscow students launch campaign to collect aid for Syrian youthWorld December 05, 18:11
Uzbekistan’s President-elect thanks international monitors in RussianWorld December 05, 18:10
Second Russian female doctor dies of wounds after Aleppo shelling — ministryWorld December 05, 17:52
Gazprom explores opportunities for further legal protection of rights in UkraineBusiness & Economy December 05, 17:46
Russian holding Renova’s affiliate may invest into Hyperloop projectBusiness & Economy December 05, 17:42
MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched a show of the Japanese House of Martial Law Nippon Budokan in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Saturday.
The event took place within the framework of the Year of Russian-Japanese exchanges in martial arts.
The Russian president was fascinated by martial artists’ performances in sumo, aikido and popular in Russia kendo, a modern martial art with bamboo swords and protective armour. But the most impressive were Japanese martial artists wearing Samurai armour and helmets who showcased their mastery over battle ready swords.
Putin was engaged in an animated conversation with head of the Japanese delegation Komura Masahiko and Russian retired renowned heavyweight martial artist Fedor Yemelyanenko and judoka Alexander Mikhalin.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin and other officials watched the event organised with the support of the Russian Sports Ministry and Moscow City government.