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AKIPRESS.COM - Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping had a high-profile cooking "showdown" as they tried to cook pancakes, a traditional Russian meal, during the large-scale Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Sputnik reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, showed off their cooking skills during a tour of Russky Island in the Sea of Japan, which makes part of the eastern city of Vladivostok. The two leaders cooked pancakes topped with red and black caviar.
The improvised culinary show took place as the two presidents visited the Far East Street exhibition on the opening day of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Tuesday. Later in the day, Vladimir Putin was also expected to have dinner and a one-on-one meeting with the Chinese president.