Merkel and Putin visit the Bronze Age of Europe - Europe Without Borders exhibition at the State Hermitage fine art museum in St. Petersburg
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Merkel and Putin visit exhibition of disputed art

Germany's Angela Merkel and Russia's Vladimir Putin have visited an exhibition featuring disputed artworks, despite reports of a row.

Earlier, German sources said their planned joint visit to the exhibition in St Petersburg had been cancelled at the last minute.

The German chancellor had reportedly planned to mention the seizure of German art by the USSR during the war.

Mr Putin denied there had been any decision to cancel the visit.

Steve Evans reports.

  • 21 Jun 2013
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