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Trip to Sakhalin Region

During his trip, Vladimir Putin took part in a video linkup with the Orlan drilling platform, observed the military exercises of the Eastern Military District and held a meeting on the development of the Sakhalin Region.

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. With Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.
Video linkup with the Orlan drilling platform. Report by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.
During video linkup with the Orlan drilling platform.
Vladimir Putin arrived at the Uspenovskoye training ground, where military exercises are underway as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the visit to the Uspenovskoye training ground, where military exercises are underway as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
The military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
The military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the flight over the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov (right).
During the flight over the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov (left).
During the flight over the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
During the flight over the military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
The military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
The military exercises being held as part of the comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District.
Before the meeting on the development of the Sakhalin Region. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov (left) and Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
At the meeting on the development of the Sakhalin Region.
The meeting on the development of the Sakhalin Region.
The meeting on the development of the Sakhalin Region. First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

On arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the President spoke via video linkup with the Orlan drilling platform located in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The platform was built as part of the Sakhalin-1 project, which includes the development of Chaivo, Odoptu and Arkutun-Dagi offshore deposits on the northeastern shelf of Sakhalin. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin reported on the completion of the drilling operations.

Vladimir Putin also visited the Uspenovsky training ground, where he observed the military exercises underway as part of a comprehensive troop inspection in the Eastern Military District. The President watched the manoeuvres from the observation tower and later made a helicopter flight over the area.

In completion of the visit’s agenda, Mr Putin held a meeting on the integrated social and economic development of the Sakhalin Region. The President noted that Sakhalin’s geographic location and established relations with the Asia-Pacific countries provide a solid base for the establishment of a global energy centre here. Mr Putin stressed that the development of such a centre and growth in oil and gas production must go hand in hand with the launch of new refineries and expansion of the gas network in the region. The meeting participants also discussed the interim results of the Kuril Islands development programme to 2015 and the possibility of its extension, as well as the modernisation of the transport infrastructure in the Far East.

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