President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation on a state visit to the UAE. At Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, official ceremonies included a procession of riders on Arabian horses and an inspection of the guard of honor. The reception featured the Russian and UAE national anthems, a 21-gun artillery salute, and a flypast by the UAE Air Force aerobatics team Al Fursan, with smoke in the colors of the Russian flag. UAE Air Force planes escorted President Putin’s aircraft upon entering UAE airspace. Dignitaries present included Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, among others. The Russian delegation accompanying President Putin comprised several ministers and officials.