China's First Lady Peng Liyuan and Russia's President Putin
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Peng Liyuan: China's fashionable first lady

24 March 2013 Last updated at 04:04 GMT

China's new first lady has become a media and internet sensation in her homeland as she accompanies her husband, President Xi Jinping, on a visit to Russia.

Chinese state media, which usually ignore the wives of political leaders, praised the dress sense and hairstyle of Peng Liyuan who is well known to many Chinese as a singer.

Joanne de Frias reports.