Icelandic President Gudni Johannesson impressed the attendees of the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg with his Russian language skills after he stressed that friendship is the most "precious" thing on the planet.
"There's nothing more precious on this Earth than real friendship. Thank you very much", the president noted.
The expression uttered in perfect Russian about friendship was all he remembered and could say, Johannesson noted.
However, the Icelandic leader said that he wants to continue learning Russian once he has time in the future.