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Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Siberian intellectuals

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk

Support for science and culture in Russia was discussed.

The meeting took place in the Irkutsk regional historical and memorial museum of Decembrists – the former Volkonsky estate.

During his working trip, Mr Putin also visited Siberia’s largest central city marketplace, saw the Okhlopkov Irkutsk Academic Drama Theatre and inspected factory premises of the Irkutsk Aviation Production Association and a regional medical centre.

February 18, 2000, Irkutsk