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Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping visited Moscow Zoo

June 5, 2019, Moscow

Following Russian-Chinese talks, Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping visited the Moscow Zoo and examined the giant panda pavilion.

The Moscow Zoo prepared enclosures for two giant pandas, considered to be the unofficial symbol of China, as part of an international programme to preserve, protect and research these animals. A male panda named Ru Yi and a female called Ding Ding were brought from the Sichuan province to Moscow in late April.

China announced its intention to transfer a couple of pandas to Russia during Vladimir Putin’s working visit to Beijing. This event is timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries marked this year.

June 5, 2019, Moscow