Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow in May 2017. Photo: AP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flies to Russia to meet ‘idol’ Vladimir Putin

  • Leaders to discuss expanding cooperation in security and defence and combating terrorism, extremism and cross-border crimes
  • Russia expected to offer defence equipment, including helicopters, warships, drones and tanks, to help the Philippines modernise its military
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow in May 2017. Photo: AP
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