President Putin to visit Edinburgh within his official visit to Great Britain

President of Russia Vladimir Putin will visit ancient capital of Scotland Edinburgh on Wednesday, on the second day of his state visit to Great Britain.

As deputy head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Prikhodko explained, in accordance with protocol practice of state visits to Great Britain, on the second day of the stay in the country the distinguished guests visit a city of the United Kingdom.

The Russian side opted for Edinburgh for such a visit where the Russian president is to go in the morning on Wednesday accompanied by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.

In Edinburgh the Putins will inspect the Edinburgh Castle, and then Vladimir Putin and the Duke of York will visit the Signet library where the Russian president will make a speech before representatives of the Scotch political, cultural and academic communities.

After that a dinner in honour of the president of Russia and his spouse will be given in the royal palace of Holyroodhouse after which the guests will inspect the Faberge Exhibition in the Queen's Gallery of the palace.

On that same day Vladimir Putin will return to London where he will hold a meeting with the mayor of London. A reception at Guildhall - the residence of the lord-mayor of London City - will take place later.

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