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 (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

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 (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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