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