On the evening of November 8, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Moscow, Russia for a brief visit at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
The purpose of the visit, according to RVD, is to celebrate the closing of the Nederland-Rusland Jaar (Netherlands-Russia Year) “…a year in which the Netherlands and Russia emphasize their long bilateral relations [through] a variety of economic, cultural and societal activities…”
Anyway, after landing at the airport Their Majesties arrived at the Kremlin where they met with President Putin and held a mini photo-op. Tomorrow the reigning couple will attend a concert, performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH