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Presidents Vladimir Putin and Leonid Kuchma toured the State Hermitage and admired the exhibition “For Loyalty and Faith”, devoted to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Imperial Guard

December 22, 2000, St. Petersburg

After visiting the museum, Presidents Putin and Kuchma answered journalists’ questions in the State Hermitage.

That same day, the two leaders met with Zhores Alfyorov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and wished renowned composer Andrei Petrov a happy 70th birthday.

December 22, 2000, St. Petersburg