Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Paris Sunday. His three-day visit kicks off Monday with a day-long EU-Russia summit during which he is to hold talks with French counterpart Jacques Chirac. Putin, during his visit, is also to meet with Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, UNESCO chief Koichiro Matsuura and Senate leader Christian Poncelet, the Russia Journal reports.
On Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his Address to the Federal Assembly. In the speech, Putin annually expresses his assessment of the state of affairs in the country and his vision of the main tasks for the future