Russia's President Putin and Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Manh shake hands in Hanoi

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Vietnam's General Secretary of the Communist Party Nong Duc Manh shake hands at the Party's Headquarter in Hanoi November 20, 2006. Putin moved from diplomacy to promoting Russian economic interests in Vietnam, which used to be a major Moscow ally, and held out the prospect on Monday of billions of dollars in investment. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM)