Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Bush at his Black Sea retreat for a farewell summit on Saturday. Bush has said he wants to have a heart-to-heart talk with a man he has known and worked with for years.
As Putin prepares to hand power to his successor Dmitry Medvedev in May and with Bush in his lame-duck year, the two men seemed eager to show they're still good friends despite tensions between the two countries.
Both men are clearly thinking about their legacies. They are to sign a document laying out broad areas of cooperation on security, nonproliferation, counterterrorism and economics.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino wasn't optimistic about any breakthroughs on some of the most intense disputes, however, such as one over U.S. plans to set up a missile defense system in Europe.