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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit to Russia: November 8 - 9, 2013

Their Majesties arrive in Moscow on November 8, 2013

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The below articles give you an idea of what the visit is on. The King and Queen will be attending a concert.

President Putin to Hold Talks With Dutch King
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:34 PM
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They arrived at the Kremlin:

Willem Alexander bij Poetin | Volg het nieuws terwijl het gebeurt
Koningspaar ontvangen op Kremlin - NOS Nieuws

Awful shiny dress on the Queen btw.
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And not in gala...Putin dislikes that..




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Old 11-08-2013, 02:43 PM
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I remember that now you mention it, when he was on a state(?) visit to the Netherlands he also wore a normal suit & tie in the evening:
Den Haag, 1 november 2005: Staatsiefoto gemaakt vóór het galadiner in Paleis Noordeinde - Het Koninklijk Huis


As a welcome present the Russian minister of foreign affairs accused the Dutch government of 'inactivity' in not preventing Greenpeace to set sail to the oil platform.
http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/...-stoppen.dhtml

Does mrs. Putin usually stay away from these events? I see that they did not need a translator, did they speak German perhaps? Or does Putin talk English?

Edit: I saw on the tv news that the king was talking Dutch and the president was talking Russian. There was a translator indeed.
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Getty Images: Cerca - Getty Images IT: RUS: Dutch Royalty Meets With Putin
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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I remember that now you mention it, when he was on a state(?) visit to the Netherlands he also wore a normal suit & tie in the evening:
Den Haag, 1 november 2005: Staatsiefoto gemaakt vóór het galadiner in Paleis Noordeinde - Het Koninklijk Huis


As a welcome present the Russian minister of foreign affairs accused the Dutch government of 'inactivity' in not preventing Greenpeace to set sail to the oil platform.
Russen: Nederland had Greenpeace moeten stoppen - Binnenland - VK

Does mrs. Putin usually stay away from these events? I see that they did not need a translator, did they speak German perhaps? Or does Putin talk English?
He is divorced,there is only a ex Mrs.Putin now.Oh and Lavrov is Lavrov ...uttering anything to blame anyone else except him- or themselves...
They use translators for the official parts but talk either German or English for the rest of the time,out of view...nationalist ego...Anyway.Yes,that was that state visit Marengo,and the Queen had to adapt to the wishes of Putin by not wearing a diadem...There was some hullabaloo over that at the time.Specially on the Boards and Fora...grin..But all was done to cover the damage by the Russians as they suddenly decided SHELL had to withdraw or pay dearly from or for a project in Kamchatka,their far-eastern peninsula...The Russians took over with their own oil company...That is,they took over with the company based on what they stole from Mikhail Khodorkovski....Such a sweet neat bunch...
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Ah Lucien, i see you are really in the spirit of Netherlands-Russia year :)
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Ah Lucien, i see you are really in the spirit of Netherlands-Russia year :)
When in Moscow...grin...Yes I am!
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A couple of large pics can be found here (click on the article picture to open the gallery and afterwards on "Toggle size" above the pic):


** refdag.nl: Koningspaar ontvangen in het Kremlin ** translation **
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Ah Lucien, i see you are really in the spirit of Netherlands-Russia year :)
Must say I did like what your fellow Heerlenaar,and our Foreign Minister,wrote on the Port Putin served at dinner last night,dating from the year of birth of Queen Anna Pavlovna.Very thoughtfull.True.
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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima attend a concert by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium in Moscow, Saturday, November 9, 2013.

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Here are some more pics of the concert, as well as pics and videos of Willem-Alexander and Máxima's visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery and their meeting with Dutch and Russian businessmen and officials today:



** anp gallery ** rtlnieuws.nl gallery **


** refdag.nl gallery: „Bezoek koning heeft geholpen” (fotoserie) **


** nos.nl video: Koningspaar bij handelsoverleg **


** nos.nl video: Koningspaar bezoekt Tretyakov Museum **


** nos.nl video: Koningspaaar bezoekt lunch en tentoonstelling **
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According to the minister of foreign affairs, the visit of the king and queen helped to normalize the Russian-Dutch relations. So I suppose we must believe him on his word.

Thank goodness that this year is over, it must have been one of the worst bilateral years in the 400 years of diplomatic relationship between the countries.
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The relationships between Russia and any European country, including Netherlands, always remain politely disgruntled.
It is nice that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima came to Moscow. Hopefully the programme of the visit was interesting.
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Its good to know they were able to help on this matter. I had the idea that a monarchy couldn't interfere in such political matters. It was a nice short visit but with completely different events. The concert must of been great.
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Tomatoes were thrown... I doubt they got close.
Dutch royals pelted with tomatoes in Moscow
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Tomatoes were thrown... I doubt they got close.
Dutch royals pelted with tomatoes in Moscow
Not them who got pelted...really...

" A Russian activist group says.."...They say so it's true,and especially when Yahoo has it...Oh wow...nah...True two activists were arrested yes,but not for aiming at TM....they were more aiming at another Russian nuisance of some sort.
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Not them who got pelted...really...

" A Russian activist group says.."...Oh wow.....True two activists were arrested yes,but not for aiming at TM,for steeling the tomatoes...grin......they were more aiming at another Russian nuisance of some sort,called hush hush over a Russian man that died in a dutch cell and that was never cleared....Oh..Russia,this that and another thing going..But if you really want to make a point in Russia,then there's the guy who nailed his scrotum to the Red Square today in protest of something...I mean really...awkward position me thinks,but at least he aimed at himself and not to totally innocent people....He was taken to hospital by the police....Some people..Really...But they do get very inventive and creative on the way..


Another protest,more creative this time....
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i really like how the queen looked so far. i love that blue dress and the fit of her brown blouse. well done to her!
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Not such a royal welcome: Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima get 'pelted with tomatoes' during Russia visit | Mail Online

The shiny skirt ensemble is hideous.
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