A meeting between President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi has been held in Shanghai. The Japanese premier noted at the beginning of the meeting that Vladimir Putin's speech at the APEC forum on the problem of combating international terrorism "was very convincing." Vladimir Putin noted in turn that "the Japanese premier's speech at the forum on the problems of education and upgrading of human potential corresponds to our conceptions."
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Acting Russian President Vladimir Putin is winning the presidential election in the country in a landslide victory
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced retaliatory measures against British diplomats: 23 Britons are to be expelled from the Russian Federation