France's Le Pen, on Russia visit, heads to Kremlin for exhibition

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 24, 2017 5:48 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen set off for the Kremlin on Friday to visit an exhibition of French gothic art, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, told reporters.

Le Pen held meetings earlier on Friday with Russian parliamentarians, but it was unclear whether she was going to also meet senior government officials. President Vladimir Putin was at the Kremlin on Friday at an awards ceremony.

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Christian Lowe)