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Russian President Putin to Visit Yad Vashem Tomorrow

27 April 2005

Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Israeli President Moshe Katsav, will visit Yad Vashem, Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 16:15.

Following are press arrangements for his visit:

16:15: Arrival at Yad Vashem Closed

Holocaust History Museum: Pool: 2 photo-ops

Holocaust Art Museum: Pool: 1 photo-op

17:20: Wreath-laying Ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance: Open

17:30: Signing of the Guest Book, exit of Children’s Memorial: Pool

All journalists must arrive at Yad Vashem by 14:45 for security checks. We cannot guarantee that journalists who arrive after 15:15 will be able to enter. Only traveling press and journalists with valid 2005 GPO card will be allowed to enter. A shuttle will be available from Har Herzl beginning at 14:30 until 15:00.

The President will not take questions at Yad Vashem.

Pool arrangements are as follows:

Foreign Press Stills: Gil Cohen Magen (02 537 5538 Reuters), Eitan Abramovich (02 537 3658 AFP), David Blumenfeld (02 534 5932 Newsweek)

Israeli Press Stills: Pierre Tourgeman (Flash 90/Ma’ariv 02 5361455); Lior Mizrachi (Ha’aretz)

Foreign Press Video: Reuters TV - 02 5008661; France 2 - 02 6244952

Israeli Press Video: Arutz-10; Arutz 2