Russia's Putin Makes Landmark Mideast Visit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak address a news conference after their meeting in Cairo, April 27 Reuters hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Israel, the first Russian leader ever to visit the Jewish state. Putin proposed an international conference on Middle East peace in Moscow for sometime next autumn. He meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Thursday.

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