Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey, where he’s already signed on their support for the South Stream pipeline through Black Sea waters, was also greeted with a couple protests – one from the Chechens, and the other from Greenpeace.
A pro-Chechen demonstrator holds a poster with faces of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov during a protest against Putin’s visit to Turkey in Istanbul August 6, 2009. Russia’s Vladimir Putin began talks with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday on a raft of energy deals, which are seen boosting Ankara’s energy hub ambitions and regional political clout. (SOURCE: Reuters Pictures)
Greenpeace activists display a Matryoshka doll decorated with a picture of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a protest against the nuclear power plant negotiations between Turkey and Russia in Ankara August 6, 2009. A consortium of Russia’s Inter RAO, Atomstroiexport and Turkey’s Park Teknik will revise down the price they charge from what would be Turkey’s first nuclear plant, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Thursday. The report comes ahead of a visit to Ankara by Putin, whose government has supported moves by Inter RAO, Russia’s state controlled electricity trader, to expand in developing markets. (SOURCE:Reuters Pictures)