Samovar vs 'Putyatin's Arrival': Putin and Abe Exchange Gifts in Japan

© Sputnik / Sergey Guneev / Go to the photo bankDecember 15, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, meet in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
December 15, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, meet in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture. - Sputnik International
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The Russian and Japanese leaders exchanged gifts on Thursday during Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day visit to Japan.

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NAGATO (Sputnik) — Putin received a print of the scroll in Japanese style titled Putyatin's Arrival while he presented to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a Tula copper samovar made in 1870 and a painting by Igor Razzhivin.

Yevfimy Putyatin was Russian admiral, statesman and diplomat. In 1855, he signed the first treaty of friendship and trade between Russia and Japan.

Putin gave Abe a samovar and painting "Russian Troika in Kolomenskoye" and received a copy of the painting "Arrival of Putyatin" about the visit of the Russian admiral

Earlier in the day, Putin and Abe held a meeting in the Japanese town of Nagato during the two-day visit of the Russian leader to the Asian nation.

 

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