Vladimir Putin and Leonid Kuchma listen to Moscow city mayor Yuri Luzhkov during their meeting at the Yuzhmash aerospace enterprise in Ukraine, February 2001.
Vladimir Putin and German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer smile as they meet at the Kremlin in Moscow, February 2001.
Vladimir Putin gestures as he invites NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson to negotiations, February 2001.
Vladimir Putin toasts with his South Korean counterpart Kim Dae-jung during a dinner meeting in Seoul, February 2001.
Vladimir Putin and Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong sign a series of agreements on strategic cooperation at the Presidential Palace, March 2001.
Vladimir Putin and his Nigerian counterpart Olusegun Obasanjo exchange signed documents in Moscow, March 2001.
Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Khatami shake hands during their meeting at the Kremlin, March 2001.
Vladimir Putin joins hands with Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and French President Jacques Chirac at a three-way meeting at the European Union summit in Stockholm, March 2001.
Vladimir Putin accompanies Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori during a visit to a cemetery in Shelekhov, March 2001.
Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder laugh during the first session of the Petersburg Dialogue, a forum on Russian-German relations, April 2001.