President Putin with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchm (left).
Mr Putin presented his Ukrainian and Belarusian counterparts with copies of The Tale of Igor's Campaign translated into Old Slavonic, modern Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian. A third copy of the book will remain with the Russian President. The three Presidents signed all the books.
Informal CIS Summit. Meeting of the Caucasian Four Leaders
January 28 − 29, 2003