West Meets East: Obama Makes First Presidential Visit to Moscow

July 6, 2009 1:14 p.m.

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrive for a joint press conference in the Kremlin on July 6.

Lu Jinbo /Xinhua / Sipa Press

Obama and Medvedev speak while Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen signs documents.

UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov

Obama and Medvedev sign a preliminary agreement to reduce nuclear arms.

White House photo

The two leaders exchange the signed documents before their joint press conference.

UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov

Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visit the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin in Moscow.


The Red Square from the Kempinski Hotel July 5, the night before President Obama arrived in Moscow.

White House photo

The first ladies meet in Moscow.

Vladimir Rodionov/Itar-Tass/Abaca Press/MCT

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