Putin to Meet French President Macron on 'Unplanned' Paris Visit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet French leader Emmanuel Macron before the end of the month as part of an “unplanned” visit to Paris, the Russian media has reported.

Putin will reportedly meet the newly-elected Macron during a trip to see the official opening of a new exhibition dedicated to Russian ruler Peter the Great.

One high-ranking Kremlin source told Russia's Kommersant newspaper that the two men would meet on May 29 as part of Putin's “full agenda.”

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The exhibition, “Peter the Great: a Tsar in France,” will run in the Great Trianon Palace in Versailles until the end of September. The special event celebrates the 300th anniversary of Peter's first visit to France and the start of full diplomatic relations between the two states.

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