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 Putin to visit U.S. first time in eight years

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in the United States.

As reported by Censor.NET, this is announced on Russia's official portal of legal information. Putin will head Russian delegation to attend the General Assembly session. The delegation will also include the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Alexei Pushkov, presidential aide Yuriy Ushakov, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the United States Sergey Kislyak. The 70th session of the UN General Assembly will open on Sept. 15 and last till Oct. 6. Putin made speeches at the UN General Assembly sessions in 2000, 2003 and 2005. He previously visited the US in 2007.

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