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    Putin Presents Bahraini King With Stallion, Receives Sword in Return

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with a stallion of Akhal-Teke breed, while the king gave the Russian leader a sword made of Damascus steel and precious metals, the Russian presidential press service said.

    SOCHI (Russia) (Sputnik) — The two politicians met earlier in the day in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss a wide-range of issues, including those on the bilateral and international agenda.

    "The Russian president and the king of Bahrain have exchanged gifts. The king presented the Pobeda [Victory] sword of Damascus steel, the handle of which is made of precious metals," the press service said.

    The stallion, presented by Putin to his guest, was born in 2012 and won several international competitions.

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