Narendra Modi in Russia: Talks on Kudankulam nuclear plant at top of agenda, Putin to host PM for dinner

Modi in Russia: Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit. He will also be attending 18th India-Russia Annual Summit on Thursday. From Russia, PM Modi will leave for France where he will hold talks with newly-elected Emmanuel Macron, the French president.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 12:06 pm
modi in russia, narendra modi in russia Modi in Russia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during exchange of agreements between the two countries in the beach resort state of Goa Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a four-nation tour to Europe, arrived in Russia from Spain on Wednesday.

The prime minister will begin his Russia tour on Thursday with a visit to the Piskariovskoe cemetery, a memorial built for 500,000 Russians killed in Leningrad during World War II. He will also be attending 18th India-Russia Annual Summit on Thursday. He will then be received by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Konstantin Palace, the latter’s official residence where he hosts world leaders. After the summit, Putin will also reportedly host the prime minister at a private dinner in St Petersburg.

He will also be gracing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. This will be the first time when India will be a partner country in this business event. He is also expected to interact with the business leaders from both the countries. As a part of the summit, India will be hosting an exclusive India-Eurasia economic and business breakfast, as reported by NDTV. Interestingly, his visit on June 2nd in St. Petersburg coincides with the 70th year of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and India.

While talks about bilateral trade and technological cooperation between the two countries will continue, Kudankulam nuclear plant will be at the top of the agenda. The deal involves signing off on units 5 and 6 of the plant that are expected to be built in collaboration with a Russian company. The deal was to be signed by 2016 but a line of credit that was extended by India to Russia became an impediment in the process. If signed, this nuclear deal, could be the highlight of the summit. Apart from this, agreements across various sectors like railways, culture, IT, telecommunications and business are also expected.

From Russia, PM Modi will leave for France which will be the concluding part of his tour where he is expected to meet the newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. His forays into Europe are part of attempts at deepening cooperation especially at a time when US President Donald Trump’s public statements and policies have alienated certain European leaders.

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    ashok s
    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    He will be forced to eat beef , if he intends Russian patronage. Now he he has to prove himself or pay lagaan
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      s s nair
      Jun 1, 2017 at 4:45 pm
      After success in J and K, Modi went to sevseral countries to bring back heads of stanis. After successfully visiting the countries, he came empty handed without any head. So he asked the Indian army to get some heads of Indians.
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        Ivan
        Jun 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm
        Pootin will just tell him that either he accepts Russian terms on Kudankullam or he can take a hike. The Russians have always pla fair by us. For the chest beating nutcases to pretend that any one else (but the Chinese!) can step in at this stage shows how stupid and mindless they are.
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          Joydeep
          Jun 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm
          What is this Feku doing in a beef and vodka Christian orthodox country?
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            Michelle:Vedic:human
            Jun 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm
            Christains can eat anything,--VETI c-u-n-ts eat horse as well in east European counties,---you Li-ck them as well,---Jai hind.
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              Mohammed Yunus
              Jun 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm
              Preparation of Congress mukt Bharat. Modi-Putin-Trump means end to Islamic politics
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                Antony
                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm
                your comments doesnt suit your name you paid gober headed sanghi from RSS IT cell with fake muslim ID ! where is your other fake bothers from RSS IT cell george cruz, harat, jamal etc ???
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                Michelle:Vedic:human
                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm
                PORKIS Li-ck chinese A-s-S which eats and S-H-I-S pork with hamburger,---Jai hind.
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                  Ivan
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm
                  That's okay, they always have boiled cabbages for such occasions. I believe that he was out with Merkel to see her cabbage patch when he was in Germany.
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                  EVM SELECTED FEKU
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm
                  feku is just dalal like doing dalali on behalf of RSS brahmins and grabbing s material thrown by world countries - for crores with hefty hafta - everybody knows world is switching from nuclear dirty dangerous cancerous energy to renewable energy - recently germany shut down its last nuclear reactor - feku went there and begged to take it like a ragpicker and took for crores - russia has problem of nuclear waste - so it is using india as nuclear dump ground moron feku acting like kachrawala batliwala
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                    Michelle:Vedic:human
                    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm
                    So you decided that you will bend over to Italian ra-h-O-LE gan-a-n-du and Li-ck has half cut catholic carrot who's ancestors are invaded VETI-c-u-n-ts of looters and genocide in 2019 election,---Jai hind.
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                      Antony
                      Jun 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm
                      who is bending there in russia we can see! jai hind
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                        EVM SELECTED FEKU
                        Jun 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm
                        vedas mention aryans as most barbaric alcoholic ( soma / som ras for GODS and apsaras / prosti ) with worst polyandry polygamy
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                          Michelle:Vedic:human
                          Jun 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm
                          Mary was virgin,----JISU got nailed as virgin,---Antony and EVM blended over and believed the VETI-c-u-n-ts that JISU will save the world but JISU couldn't save his owns self got nailed almost naked and Antony and EVM still belives in those invaded VETI-c-u-n-ts,----Jai hind.
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                          Mohammed Yunus
                          Jun 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm
                          Why are you afraid of writing your real name? You have proved that you are among those who have been fissed off since Fekuji came
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                            Mohammed Yunus
                            Jun 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm
                            @@evm selected radical
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                          Antony
                          Jun 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm
                          what modi is doing in Russia a beef eating christian country? begging for weapons and nuclear power plants? he and the actual PM bhagawatji hates and want to kill all christians in India isint it? Putin might have a nice beef steak and russian kartoshka in his tummy while meeting acting pm modiji ! does PM bhagawatji approves it??? The paid trolls from RSS IT cell approves it??
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                            shailendra
                            Jun 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm
                            what u did in ur life time Ant?
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                              Michelle:Vedic:human
                              Jun 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm
                              Christains can eat anything,--VETI c-u-n-ts eat horse as well in east European counties,---you Li-ck them as well,---Jai hind.
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                                Mohammed Yunus
                                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
                                Their back side is on fire, seeing Modi having thrust in all countries.
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                              Solution
                              Jun 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm
                              Dunia jo bhi bole ham to 5 saal ghoom phir kha pi ker aish karega kyon ke achche din ka wada kia tha, mitroon apne liye apki galti hai jo aap public ke liye samjhe.
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                                Mohammed Yunus
                                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
                                Pappu NRI needs a partner. Apply then!!
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                                mtv
                                Jun 1, 2017 at 11:34 am
                                Modi (the would be dictator meeting another dictator). May be he can learn a thing or two from Putin on how to choke freedom, press and ins utions. But wonder how comfortable Modi is with Putin. Nobody including dictators feel comfortable with a dictator as he work only for himself.
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                                  Michelle:Vedic:human
                                  Jun 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                                  If you feel dictated by sir MODIJI govt,---than why you still in India???,---get th F out of India FO to Syria, porky,---Libya,---Saudi etcetc wher you won't get dictated,---SOB.
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                                    mtv
                                    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                                    You show your master's (RSS) culture. You will be more comfortable with Taliban and ISIS and so better you go Syria or PAK.
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                                    Narhar Joshi
                                    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm
                                    In that case Merkel,Macron are also dictators?
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                                      mtv
                                      Jun 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm
                                      I specifically mentioned Putin and a would be dictator Modi. And not a democrats like Merkel and Macron. Let Modi learn more democratic lessons from these leaders.
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