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Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Russia on a state visit on June 5, which will mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Moscow, according to TASS. On the eve of Xi’s arrival, the Russian capital will welcome the Roads of Friendship motorcade, which left Beijing on April 27, the day of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China.

The Russian and Chinese leaders will spend the evening of June 5 at the Bolshoi Theater, which will host a gala concert dedicated to the friendship between both countries. The next day, Xi Jinping will leave Moscow to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum where he will be the guest of honor.

China has retained the status of Russia’s largest trading partner for eight years. Bilateral trade turnover exceeded $107 bln last year and has continued to grow this year as well despite the slowdown in global economic development.