US Vice President George H.W. Bush, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev pose for a photo on Governors Island in New York in 1988.
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When US presidents met Russian leaders

Updated 1554 GMT (2354 HKT) June 16, 2021

US Vice President George H.W. Bush, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev pose for a photo on Governors Island in New York in 1988.
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US President Joe Biden met face to face with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

The two had met before, but this was their first encounter since Biden was elected President. They were expected to discuss a wide range of issues as Biden wrapped up his first international trip.

US and Russian leaders have met many times over the past century — sometimes as allies, sometimes as adversaries — and the affairs are always highly anticipated.