Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
15th December, 2015
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, during his visit to Moscow, took a walk along Old Arbat Street, talking with residents of Moscow and purchasing Souvenirs for his family worth tens of thousands of rubles. Exclusive footage of him walking was published by the TV channel “Star”.
“We were not warned, it all happened spontaneously. Suddenly, a large delegation headed by John Kerry came to the shop,” said the seller of the gift shop, where the U.S. Secretary of State bought dolls and rings with amber worth 35 thousand rubles.
Sellers also pointed out that Kerry drew attention to the Ukrainian flag at the Ukrainian cultural center in front of the store. According to them, the politician long considered a Ukrainian flag.
The U.S. Secretary of State also spoke with Muscovites whilst walking down the famous streets of Moscow. Residents of the capital were delighted by the American guest, photographed him and then posted the pictures on social networks.
“We were walking, walking along the Arbat and we met… John Kerry”, – wrote Alena Tilinina on social networks.
Earlier in Moscow, John Kerry, with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, held talks. The politicians discussed issues on Syria, the crisis in Ukraine, as well as a general agenda.