Vladimir Putin will celebrate his 64th birthday with family and friends

Владимир Путин отпразднует 64-летие в кругу родных и друзей

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin celebrate birthday in a circle of relatives and friends; the head of state on Friday turned 64. Official events Putin on October 7 is not planned, however, as previously reported by the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, Putin will hold several telephone conversations.

Peskov told reporters that this year the President will celebrate a personal holiday in a circle of relatives and friends. He said that “there will be international calls, congratulations”, “so anyway some substantive issues shall be discussed by the head of state”.

Last year, in your birthday Putin met with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu took part in a hockey game in Sochi. A year earlier the President’s birthday for the first time in a long time, took a day off: he went in the Siberian taiga, where a few hundred kilometers from the nearest settlement, staged a “walking day”, breaking through mountainous terrain almost nine kilometers.

Earlier, Putin had regularly celebrated a birthday at work travel: in 2013 7 October on the Indonesian island of Bali hosted the APEC summit, at the plenary meeting, which was to speak to the President. Before the meeting the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gave the Russian leader an unusual gift by singing the song Happy Birthday to You, accompanying himself on guitar.

Being in the position of President and Prime Minister, a native of Leningrad, Putin has repeatedly celebrated the birthday in St.-Petersburg. In 2012 he in with family and friends in the Northern capital greeted the 60th anniversary, in 2010, participated in the meeting on realization of programs of development of Federal universities and a meeting with activists of the Leningrad Federation of trade unions, in 2008, called for the General Assembly session of Interpol and has participated in the presentation of the film about judo.

In 2005, Putin on 7 October met with leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the framework of the summit of the Organization “Central Asian cooperation” (OCAC) held talks with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Also on the birthday Putin attended in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region in 2000 (business meeting with world Bank President James Wolfensohn, visiting the Mariinsky theatre), 2003 (meeting with the elected Governor of the city Valentina Matvienko and the arts), 2004 and 2006.

In 2002, the 50-summer anniversary the head of state celebrated in Chisinau, where he took part in the CIS summit and then went to Moscow and gave a dinner for members of the government of the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly, the highest judicial authorities, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and top military commanders. In 2001 it celebrated its 49th anniversary with a family in a suburban residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, in 2011, the 59th birthday of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke in Moscow at a meeting on military-industrial complex. In 2009, his birthday, Putin met with leading Russian writers in the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

Some of Putin gifts were truly unusual. In 2008, on the birthday Putin has presented a Siberian tiger cub. The first time the cub Masha, which was two and a half months, lived in Novo-Ogaryovo, later, the tigress moved to the zoo in Noumea. Among the “living” gifts to the Russian leader — crocodile of the President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin, horse Vadik, a present from Tatarstan, puppy karakachan Bulgarian shepherd from the head of Bulgaria, whose name later came up with five-year-old Dima Sokolov, winning the contest.

Владимир Путин отпразднует 64-летие в кругу родных и друзей

Vladimir Putin has acquainted journalists with a gift from his cub

Vladimir Putin at different times granted: a copy of the Monomakh’s cap, made by Russian jewelers to the 50th anniversary of the head of state; sword of Victory, made of Damascus steel and precious metals — the king of Bahrain; the bandoneon, a musical instrument used in the performance of tango — Argentina’s President; icon-skladen with the image of the Holy Trinity, the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God and icon of the new Martyrs — the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II; handball the ball — winning at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Russian women’s team.

According to Peskov, traditionally, a large part of the gifts sent to the President of the library and stored there, but some are gifts from friends and acquaintances Putin leaves himself.

Владимир Путин отпразднует 64-летие в кругу родных и друзей

Russian President Vladimir Putin and king of Bahrain Hamad bin ISA al-Khalifa during the transfer of the sword of Damascus steel, the Russian President in the residence “Bocharov Ruchey”

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