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8 Sep, 2022 19:37

The Queen and Russia: From Gagarin to Putin

Throughout her long reign, Elizabeth II met three Soviet and Russian leaders and a number of celebrities
The Queen and Russia: From Gagarin to Putin

Having ascended the British throne back in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has had her fair share of meetings with foreign heads of state and other prominent figures. Over the years, she also had the opportunity to become acquainted with Russia, having both received the country’s dignitaries and even once paid a state visit herself.

Those occasions did not necessarily follow strict royal protocol to a ‘T’, as RT explains. 

 

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