Dmitry came to Moscow together with his parents, 14-year-old brother Denis and 8-year-old sister Sofia. They already visited VDNKh, the planetarium, the zoo, Patriot Park and the Kremlin.
Dmitry met with Vladimir Putin at the GUM skating rink. The President asked the boy about his impressions of the city. Then Olympic Champion and Vice-President for Development of the Continental Hockey League Valery Kamensky went out on the ice. They had an ice-hockey practice together and posed for a photo.
On December 5, the President took part in the New Year Tree of Wishes charity campaign. He promised to grant two wishes written on cards decorating a New Year tree: 10-year-old Alexander Kalyasnikov wanted to hug a panda and 9-year-old Dmitry Ashchepkov dreamed of visiting Red Square, skating there and seeing the President's office.