The President of Russia has been welcomed in Russian during his arrival in Southwark on the first day of his State Visit.
Putin and the Mayor of Southwark
The wreath-laying ceremony
Departure of President Putin
Southwark Town Crier Peter Moore
Russian Naval representatives
Entry to the park for other visitors was by way of an airport-style security arch due to tight security imposed following the weekend incident at Windsor Castle.
President Putin spent some time talking to Town Crier Peter Moore asking him about his role in the capital. American visitors present recognised the Town Crier from television coverage in the USA and afterwards asked to be photographed with him.
The Russian Leader, who had come direct from Westminster Abbey, afterwards returned to Buckingham Palace where he was due to meet Britain's opposition party leaders.
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