Russian state media reported that President Vladimir Putin arrived in the regional capital Anadyr in Chukotka Reuters.
This is Putin's first presidential visit to the region.
Chukotka is located in the far east of Russia and includes the easternmost point of the Eurasian mainland.
In the east, the distance to Alaska is only a few kilometers, across the Bering Strait.
The Russian president is said to have previously singled out Chukotka in particular, when he spoke about the fact that he had not yet visited all regions of Russia, the Russian news agency wrote. palm.
The only previous presidential visit to Chukotka was made by Dmitry Medvedev in 2008.
Putin arrived in the region at 6 p.m. local time. There he was greeted by clear weather and a temperature below 25 degrees in Anadyr.
Wednesday's visit is Putin's first regional trip this year.
In 2023, the president traveled to more than 20 regions of Russia.
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