Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Donald Trump
Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information passed on by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped detain the terrorists who plotted to set off explosions at Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg and other public places in the city. The information received from the CIA was enough to locate and detain the criminals.
The Russian President asked the US President to convey his appreciation to the Central Intelligence Agency director and the operatives of US intelligence services who received this information.
Vladimir Putin assured Donald Trump that in the event that Russian intelligence services receive information that concerns terrorist threats to the US and its citizens, they will promptly pass it on to their US colleagues via partner channels.
The President congratulated People’s Artist of the USSR, composer Rodion Shchedrin on his 85th birthday
People’s Artist of the USSR, composer Rodion Shchedrin
Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order awarding Rodion Shchedrin the Order of Honour for his great contribution to Russian music and many years of creative work.
The message of greeting, sent earlier by the President of Russia, reads, in part:
“Your creative work, which embodies great traditions of classical music and daring novel endeavours, has become a truly significant factor in Russian and global music, enriched it with the wonderful pieces you composed in a wide variety of genres, styles and trends.”
Rodion Shchedrin is a winner of the Lenin Prize and State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Federation, the author of seven operas, five ballets, three symphonies, 14 concertos, a large number of chamber, instrumental, vocal, choir and topical music pieces as well film soundtracks and theatre music pieces.
Vladimir Putin presented the composer with a painting by Vasily Denisov called High Rigger. High Riggers was a popular song from the 1957 feature film The Height, and Rodion Shchedrin was the author of the soundtrack.
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Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of the Security Council
Putin meeting with permanent members of Security Council
The situation on the Korean Peninsula was discussed, particularly in the context of the telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.
The situation in Syria was also touched upon. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu briefed members of the Council on the process of withdrawing Russian military forces from the Syrian Arab Republic.
In addition, there was an exchange of views on current issues on the national agenda.
Attending the meeting were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergey Naryshkinand Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.
On December 4, Vladimir Putin will meet with the heads of delegations of the local Orthodox churches who came to Moscow to take part in the jubilee celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church.