The lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan approved February 17, 2011 to apply Putin’s name to a 4,446-meter (14,672-feet) mountain peak in the Tian Shan mountains south of the capital, Bishkek…
A whole mountain peak named after Putin! Does Putin get to play on the mountain? Would Putin want to play on the mountain? It looks like a pretty rugged set of mountains and might not be good for skiing and relaxing… 🙂
It is somewhere in “that there” mountain range picture?
Hummm – could they be wanting something from Putin?
Dmitry Medvedev met with Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone.
This was the first official visit of a Russian leader to the Vatican since establishment of full-format diplomatic relations. Following his brief working visit to the Vatican on December 3, 2009, Dmitry Medvedev signed an executive order on establishing diplomatic relations at the level of a Russian Federation Embassy in the Vatican.
The discussion focused on prospects for humanitarian, social, scientific, educational and cultural cooperation. Besides, the parties reviewed opportunities for promoting dialogue among confessions. (Link)
Now that is just way to cool. What a fantastic photo…
Windows to Russia!
Medvedev and Pontiff discuss ties between religious confessions (rt.com)
Medvedev visits Italy to talk business and culture (rt.com)
From Russia to Rome: Medvedev to meet Pope on official visit (rt.com)
Vatican: pope, Russian leader want stronger ties (sfgate.com)