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Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited orphanage No. 1, which houses victims of the Ruslan cargo jet crash in 1997

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk

Mr Putin met with the children and gave presents to two of them on their birthday. Ten-year-old Olya received a huge Barbie doll, and eight-year-old Yura got a radio-controlled toy car.

Before making the call, the acting head of state visited a memorial complex for crash victims and laid flowers.

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk