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Russian president arrives in Vladivostok to deal with domestic matters

November 11, 2014, 15:27 UTC+3 VLADIVOSTOK
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VLADIVOSTOK, November 11. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vladivostok, where in between two major international summit meetings, the Russian leader will deal with domestic matters.

Putin’s week-long trip began on Sunday in Beijing, where the Russian president held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, took part in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and met with several foreign counterparts, also meeting briefly with US President Barack Obama.

On November 12, the head of state will participate in a satellite TV link-up in a ceremony to commission second hydropower unit of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant which is the last one of ten hydropower units at the plant fully renovated in restoration after the man-made hydropower disaster on August 17, 2009, the Kremlin press service said. The president will also visit a laboratory building of Far Eastern Federal University operating since September 1, 2014 with laboratories of underwater robotic equipment, mechanics, basic chair of petrochemistry of Russian oil major Rosneft and will study the process of learning at lectures given by invited professors, the press service said.

On November 13 Vladimir Putin will chair a meeting over creation of a ship-building plant on the basis of the far eastern Zvezda shipyard. An industrial center to produce marine machinery and equipment for prospecting, production and delivery of hydrocarbons will be set up on Russian president's instructions.

After a stopover in Vladivostok, the president will head for Australia, where a G20 summit in due on November 15-16. Apart from working sessions of the G20 summit, Putin is scheduled for talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande, Putin’s aide Yury Ushakov said earlier.

 

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