TASS, November 6. A coin, commemorating the July summit between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, which was released by the White House Gift Shop, contains inscriptions with spelling mistakes in Russian.
The “historic moments” coin, which is available on the official website of the White House Gift Shop, costs $100.
The head side has portraits of the US and Russian leaders, the emblems of both nations and the names of the countries. It also contains Trump’s words in English: “The past does not have to define our future,” and the date when he made this statement – June 12, 2018.
The tail side features the Helsinki Cathedral, a dove and an olive branch, the date of the meeting – July 16, 2018 and also several phrases in English and their equivalents in Russian, with three mistakes, including the spelling of the word ‘Helsinki summit’.
On July 16, Putin and Trump held their first full-fledged meeting. The leaders had one-on-one talks for more than two hours and were later joined by delegation members. The heads of state discussed bilateral and international relations, and emphasized that progress was made at the summit. However, Trump came under the gun at home for his position on Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which was seen as not tough enough, and also that he questioned the conclusions of US intelligence agencies on this matter.
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