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Putin to arrive in Budapest at 2 pm, causing street closings

Visits

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to arrive to Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest today at 2 pm, Hungarian online daily index.hu reported citing Russian sources. 

After landing Putin is expected to head to Hősök tere (Heroe’s Square) to lay a wreath there before visiting Soviet plots in the cemetery at Fiumei út at 3 pm.

Next, he will meet Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and is scheduled to sign documents with him at 4.45 pm before their joint press conference at 5 pm.

The Russian President is scheduled to meet Hungarian President János Áder in Sándor Palace at 6.30 pm.

Street closings are expected all around the route of his visit, making it very difficult to navigate through downtown Budapest this afternoon. The police department published a list of planned street closings here. They also published a map of the closings here.

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