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Vladimir Putin arrives in Israel

January 23, 2020, Israel

The Russian leader, now on a working visit to Israel, will attend commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Vladimir Putin will address the 5th World Holocaust Forum themed Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism. In Jerusalem he will also attend the unveiling ceremony of a monument dedicated to the feat of the heroic defenders and residents of besieged Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War.

He is to meet with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine.

Additionally, Vladimir Putin will visit Bethlehem to hold talks with President of the State of Palestine and the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas.

January 23, 2020, Israel