Secretary Rumsfeld meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (3rd from left) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Nov. 3, 2001. Rumsfeld's visit to Moscow is laying the groundwork for next week's summit meeting in the United States between Putin and George W. Bush. Also participating in the meeting are from left to right: Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith, State Department interpreter Alexei Sobchenko, Rumsfeld, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow, and Senior Deputy Director Counter & Non-Proliferation Strategy Bob Joseph.