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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin, Schroder Speak

MOSCOW -- Acting President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder and stressed the continued importance of good ties between Russia and its main Western partner and creditor.

"In their conversation (Putin and Schroder) emphasized the crucial need to maintain a high level of Russo-German partnership, despite the oscillations of international politics," the statement said.

Putin and Schroder discussed planned bilateral contacts in the coming six months.