RUSSIAN PRESIDENT TALKS TO MALAYSIA'S KING IN KUALA LUMPUR.
Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) talks to Malaysia's King
Syed Sirajuddin, as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad follows
(C), during the 21-gun salute welcoming ceremony at the parliament
house in Kuala Lumpur on August 5, 2003. Putin arrived in Malaysia on
Monday for a two-day official visit to sign a billion dollar arms deal,
reflecting a foray into Third World markets that is fuelling Moscow's
weapons exports boom. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad