PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA
Vladimir Putin attended the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrome in the Olympic Park.
Vladimir Putin met with top Formula One officials – CEO Chase Carey, Commercial Director Sean Bratches, and Motorsport Managing Director Ross Brawn. The meeting was also attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.
Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak to discuss the organisation of Russian citizens' summer rest and recreation in the south of Russia.
Vladimir Putin congratulated current and veteran workers of the State Firefighting Service, as well as volunteers on their professional holiday.
Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to singer, actor, composer and producer Filipp Kirkorov on his 50th birthday.
Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev over the tragic aftermath of a landslide in Osh Region.
Vladimir Putin heard a detailed report of Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov on measures taken to extinguish the wildfires and minimise the breaking out of new ones.
During telephone conversations, Irkutsk Region Governor Sergei Levchenko and Acting Head of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov informed the President on the relief efforts following the wildfires.
Vladimir Putin instructed Mr Levchenko and Mr Tsydenov to organise all the necessary measures to provide temporary accommodation to the people who have lost their homes, and make available medical aid and all the necessary social services.
Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Security Council. The participants discussed the implementation of the State Anti-Drug Policy Strategy until to 2020 and additional measures to combat drug addiction.
Vladimir Putin will meet with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan
On May 2, Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in Sochi.
The two leaders will discuss the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, including energy, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
They also plan to address key international problems, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on the Ukrainian crisis settlement.
The two heads of state will also exchange views on the forthcoming G-20 Summit to be held in Hamburg in July.
On May 3, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make a working visit to Russia at the invitation of Vladimir Putin.
During the upcoming talks in Sochi, the two leaders will exchange views on the entire range of Russian-Turkish relations, including in the context of the agreements reached at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council held in Moscow on March 10.
They are also expected to address current regional and international problems, above all, concerning the joint struggle against terrorism and the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
In a ceremony held in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin presented the Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation gold medals to five Russian citizens for their outstanding achievements in state and public work.
Vladimir Putin met with Rainer Seele, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of the OMV oil and gas concern. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller also attended the meeting.
Vladimir Putin congratulated current and former employees of the State Archive of the Russian Federation on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Vyacheslav Bitarov updated the President on the socioeconomic situation in the republic.
Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov reported to the President on the state corporation’s performance in 2016.
Following their talks, Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made statements for the press.
On April 28, the President will present the gold stars of the Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation to five people for outstanding services to the country and the people.
Vladimir Putin is meeting at the Kremlin with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Vladimir Putin congratulated the staff of the Russian Book Chamber on its 100th anniversary.
Vladimir Putin met with Head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
Vladimir Putin met with Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China Li Zhanshu.