Topic: 400th Anniversary
More than 1,200 reporters accredited to Russian President Vladimir Putin's giant press conference Thursday each received a bag of gifts, with imperial overtones.
A huge wall calendar depicted the Russian czars of the Romanov dynasty, which would be celebrating their 400 years in power in 2013 if not for the 1917 revolution that saw the last czar and his family murdered. The bag also contains a set of post cards with all the Russian czars starting from the early 17th century.
Reporters will be able to take notes with three pencils with the event’s logo, nicely packed in a wooden box, also with the logo, in a notebook with the logo, together with pictures of the Romanovs in a large black box, also with the same memorable inscription.
© Condensed from the Wall Street Journal. 20 December, 2012