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Visit to Republic of Belarus

June 30, 2019, Minsk

During his working visit to the Republic of Belarus, the President of Russia attended boxing and artistic gymnastics competitions held as part of the 2nd European Games, met with President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, and spoke with Russian athletes who are taking part in the Games. In addition, Vladimir Putin had an informal meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. At the end of his visit, the President of Russia attended the closing ceremony of the 2nd European Games.

At the Uruchye Sports Palace in Minsk, Vladimir Putin attended the final heavyweight boxing match between Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov and Belarus' Vladislav Smyaglikov, with the Russian athlete winning the match. The President also attended the awards ceremony for winners in the boxing matches in the middleweight and light heavyweight classes.

At Minsk Arena, Vladimir Putin met with President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and attended artistic gymnastics competitions.

At the Athlete's Village, where participants in the games are accommodated, the President briefly spoke with athletes competing in various sports and their coaches.

At Alexander Lukashenko’s residence, Vladimir Putin and the Belarus President held an informal meeting. Later they were joined by President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

The final item on the agenda of Vladimir Putin’s visit to Minsk was his participation in the closing ceremony of the 2nd European Games held at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium. The Russian national team took first place in the unofficial medal count with 109 medals, including 44 gold, 23 silver and 42 bronze medals.

June 30, 2019, Minsk