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Governor Perdue Greets President of Russia

Tuesday, June 8, 2004  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


SAVANNAH , GA – Governor Sonny Perdue and First Lady Mary Perdue today greeted President Vladimir Putin of Russia upon his arrival at Hunter Army Air Field. Governor Perdue was joined by Senator Zell Miller, Senator and Mrs. Saxby Chambliss, Congressman Jack Kingston, Congressman and Mrs. Max Burns, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, and General Webster, Base Commander of Ft. Stewart . President and Mrs. Putin were also greeted by students from White Bluff Elementary School, located in Savannah, GA, waving American and Russian flags. The third graders presented President and Mrs. Putin with a gift basket and flowers and were given commemorative G8 lapel pins by Governor and Mrs. Perdue.