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Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Irkutsk State University students

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk

Mr Putin answered some questions of interest to the young people concerning education and science in Russia and the principles of political set-up in modern Russia.

The meeting with students took place in the so-called White House, which is a rare books section of the university library.

Before the meeting Mr Putin viewed a monument to Siberia's first-time explorers on the banks of the Angara River, visited the Baikal environmental museum and toured an exhibition of children’s drawings, called “A Future I Want to Live in”.

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk