Vladimir Putin toasts with Kazakh President Nursaltan Nazarbayev during an official dinner in Astana, October 2000.
Vladimir Putin, Armenia's President Robert Kocharian, Kazakstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov and Valery Nikolayenko walk together during the Collective Security Council summit in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, October 2000.
Vladimir Putin speaks with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata in Moscow, October 2000.
Vladimir Putin gestures toward Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica as they talk to journalists after their meeting in Moscow, October 2000.
Vladimir Putin and French President Jacques Chirac address reporters during a press conference at the Elysee Palace, October 2000.
Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono as they meet at the Kremlin, November 2000.
Vladimir Putin reviews the honor guard while beginning his two-day state visit to Mongolia, November 2000.
Vladimir Putin speaks with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting in Brunei, November 2000.
Vladimir Putin, British Ambassador Sir Roderick Lyne and British Prime Minister Tony Blair toast during their informal meeting at Pivnushka, a beer hall in Moscow, November 2000.
Vladimir Putin welcomes Palestinian President Yasser Arafat prior to their talks, November 2000.