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    The Russian and Japanese leaders exchanged gifts on Thursday during Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day visit to Japan.

    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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