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City news, 02.07.2001 14:54

Jaques Chirac visited St.Petersburg.

C:Мои документыширак1.jpgC:Мои документыширак2.jpg French and Russian Presidents met in the Concert Hall of the Philharmonic Society.Vladimir Putin and Jaques Chirac visited Jury Temirkanov' orchestra concert and then took part in "The Russian-French Dialogue About Culture: Past, Present, Future " meeting.

The program of Chirac's visit included also the State Hermitage Museum where the Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovskiy took guests on a tour around the museum. Jaques Chirac and his wife Bernadette visited an exhibition of their countryman there - abstractionist Pierre Soulage also came to St.Petersburg to accompany the president at the exhibition.

Photo by A.Nikolaev and S.Tyagin, Interpress

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