The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Dutch Royals

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-04-2013, 12:34 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Official Visit from the Russian Federation; April 8th, 2013



By invitation of HM Queen Beatrix HE President Wladimir Putin of Russia will pay a one day official Visit to The Netherlands
to mark the start of the The Netherlands - Russia Year on monday april 8th 2013.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-04-2013, 12:43 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 7,704
That will possibly be the last visit received by Beatrix as Queen!
__________________

__________________
6th of April 2005-Death of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-04-2013, 12:55 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 13,901
During the Netherlands-Russia year will be celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. I guess it will be mainly be celebrated in The Netherlands, and as a commentator in the NRC cynically added, it will mostly be about 'cultural marketing'.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232

President's of Russia visit to the Netherlands
Quote:
Vladimir Putin will visit the Kingdom of the Netherlands on April 8, 2013.

In Amsterdam the President will take part in the opening ceremony of the Year of Russia in the Netherlands and the Year of the Netherlands in Russia.

Mr Putin will also hold talks with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.
It is nice that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix will receive Mr. Putin. Both countries share long diplomatic relationships. Peter the Great was smitten by Holland and tried hard to introduce the Dutch way of doing things.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-04-2013, 02:43 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
During the Netherlands-Russia year will be celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. I guess it will be mainly be celebrated in The Netherlands, and as a commentator in the NRC cynically added, it will mostly be about 'cultural marketing'.
The Royal House web says it was an initiative of the Russian federation,The Netherlands - Russia year,to enhance the trade and cultural ties and add to society.......If that is what he looks for,additions to his society....I hope they organise meetings with the COC,HIV-Vereniging and AIDS Fund for him......Why?In light of new and hefty anti gay laws that were passed in the Russian Parliament....Being gay is a criminal offence now in Russia....One can tell a countries sense of democracy by the way it treats its minorities.....Oh well,...he's only here for the day...Sad,my one time hero,as he's the only one who can keep that country together in one piece....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
If the RF requested this visit, there must be a reason for that. If the Netherlands wanted to express their dissatisfaction with laws passed in Russia, a sovereign state, the Dutch diplomats could have refused to have this one-day state visit.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucien View Post
The Royal House web says it was an initiative of the Russian federation,The Netherlands - Russia year,to enhance the trade and cultural ties and add to society.......If that is what he looks for,additions to his society....I hope they organise meetings with the COC,HIV-Vereniging and AIDS Fund for him......Why?In light of new and hefty anti gay laws that were passed in the Russian Parliament....Being gay is a criminal offence now in Russia....One can tell a countries sense of democracy by the way it treats its minorities.....Oh well,...he's only here for the day...Sad,my one time hero,as he's the only one who can keep that country together in one piece....
They should. It's an absolute outrage that in 2013, having a different sexual orientation is still not accepted by many. Let alone a law that makes it a criminal offence. I don't think his visit will go unnoticed in our LGBT community.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-04-2013, 03:33 PM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
If the RF requested this visit, there must be a reason for that. If the Netherlands wanted to express their dissatisfaction with laws passed in Russia, a sovereign state, the Dutch diplomats could have refused to have this one-day state visit.
The law was passed last week,and yes,our Foreign Minister will address the issue....and I'm sure more diplomatic then I have in my mind..I don't do backward anythings,be they persons or nations..But alas..We're the 2nd largest investor in Russia...so it's the buck...A Sovereign State...indeed....... in backwardness...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
It is your right to be emotional about the issues and exercise your witty eloquence. Money-making is far more important for finicky Europeans. The enlightened European elite never refuses money and lavish presents. This makes moral stands about the laws passed in Russia disingenuous.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-04-2013, 04:44 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
It is your right to be emotional about the issues and exercise your witty eloquence. Money-making is far more important for finicky Europeans. The enlightened European elite never refuses money and lavish presents. This makes moral stands about the laws passed in Russia disingenuous.
and of course people in the east are totally disinterested in money
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
People in the east are interested in money and all the good things money buys. We know that finicky Europeans on high horses have got their price too. We have a pragmatic approach to business and state relations. In this respect we have learnt a lot from the enlightened west.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
People in the east are interested in money and all the good things money buys. We know that finicky Europeans on high horses have got their price too. We have a pragmatic approach to business and state relations. In this respect we have learnt a lot from the enlightened west.
Glad you learned about pragmatism, next you just have to learn about equality of people under the law and how to hold free and fair elections.
I am sure the Dutch LGBT community will give Putin the welcome he deserves although guven that he is basically just flying in and out there may be little chance of the public seeing too much of him.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
We shall see what happens when Mr. Putin is in the Netherlands. As for the rest, it has been nice of you to opine on such complex subject as democracy and fair elections.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
It is your right to be emotional about the issues and exercise your witty eloquence. Money-making is far more important for finicky Europeans. The enlightened European elite never refuses money and lavish presents. This makes moral stands about the laws passed in Russia disingenuous.
Oh but I'm not emotional at all...I never get that on anything coming from that far east..A simple shrug will suffice..We see where you come from ...

So,all in all:No comment.He will come and will be regarded as officially is good custom between befriended nations.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:51 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
People in the east are interested in money and all the good things money buys. We know that finicky Europeans on high horses have got their price too. We have a pragmatic approach to business and state relations. In this respect we have learnt a lot from the enlightened west.
COC, the Dutch association for LGBT have already announced they will take this opportunity to protest. Our foreign minister expressed his concerns and will meet with Lavrov on the 26 of February. So it hasn't gone unnoticed here.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-05-2013, 02:23 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
It is within the rights of LGBT community to organise a protest. It may safely be said that Mr. Putin is aware of the situation. Mr. Lavrov knows about it as well. Let LGBT community protest. After all, anti-globalists stage protests on a regular basis without effecting any significant changes. What else can be said? Nothing much.
__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-18-2013, 03:34 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
That will possibly be the last visit received by Beatrix as Queen!
It is,yes.Another last towards april 30th..
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-08-2013, 10:01 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 25,129
.

Queen Beatrix and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum on April 8, 2013, marking the official start of the Netherlands-Russia year 2013.



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-08-2013, 10:34 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post
.

Queen Beatrix and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum on April 8, 2013, marking the official start of the Netherlands-Russia year 2013.



** ppe gallery ** anp gallery **
He arrived an hour early today coming from Germany where he met Angela Merkel,and protesters.This evening a banquet will be held at the National Shipping Museum to celebrate Russia & The Netherlands trade relations with representatives of the corporate world,with the replica of Peter the Great yacht "Sztandard" moored outside.He will probably meet his daughter Masha here too as she lives here in Voorschoten in The Netherlands,married to a Dutchman.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-08-2013, 10:55 AM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,232
President of Russia has arrived in the Netherlands
__________________

__________________
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill.
To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
official visit, president putin, queen beatrix, russia


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall's Official Visit: March 20-22, 2012 dazzling Royal House of Norway 105 09-25-2012 07:01 AM
Luxembourg State Visit to Germany; April 23rd-25th, 2012 iceflower Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 8 04-26-2012 02:43 AM
Queen Margrethe's Visit to Italy; April 11th-14th, 2012 dazzling Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik 19 04-19-2012 12:29 PM
Prince William and Catherine Middleton current events 8: November 2009-29 April 2011 Zonk Current Events Archive 1144 04-28-2011 07:00 PM
Prince Frederik and Princess Mary's Official Visit to Japan; April 2005 nina86lila Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and Family 62 02-23-2007 06:50 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth birthday bourbon-parma camilla charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria danish royals dutch royal history engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta elena king abdullah king abdullah ii king albert ii king carl xvi gustav king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander picture thread pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince frederik prince henrik prince joachim prince maurits princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess haya princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess maxima queen elizabeth ii queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia state visit wedding willem-alexander william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]