Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade and Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov met the Russian President at the Heydar Aliyev International airport.
After arriving in the city Vladimir Putin went to the Avenue of Honourable Burial Places where he laid a wreath on the tomb of former President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and a bouquet of flowers on the tomb of his wife, Zarifa Aliyev.
Vladimir Putin and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev examined the Russian National Exhibition which is being held in Baku on the occasion of the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan.
After looking at the exhibition Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev held a brief meeting.
After the discussion the presidents took part in the opening ceremony of the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan.
In the evening Vladimir Putin met with representatives of the religious communities of Azerbaijan.
On behalf of the Directorate of the Muslims of the Caucasus Vladimir Putin received the highest Azerbaijanian Mulsim order Sheikh Ul Islam in recognition of special efforts towards strengthening statehood.