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German chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is welcomed by Ruediger Freherr von Fritsch (C), the German ambassador to Russia, and Veniamin Kondratyev (C), the governor of Krasnodar Krai, shortly after arriving in Sochi, Russia, 2 May 2017. Merkel is in Russia for one day. She will meet with the Russian president Vladimir Putin to discuss the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg amongst other matters. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa /MediaPunch ***FOR USA ONLY***