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Russia: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrives for Victory Day parade

9 08.05.2015 Инфо

President of the State of Palestine was welcomed by officials as he arrived in Moscow to take part in the events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory in WWII, Friday. After accepting Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, Mahmoud Abbas asked Putin to pay a visit to Bethlehem to see for himself a cultural centre built in conjunction with Russia. A number of other leaders already arrived earlier on Friday, including Presidents Sargsyan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Armenia and Egypt respectively.