Jerusalem - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Western Wall overnight Tuesday.
Putin arrived in Jerusalemâ€™s Old City at 1:30 am Tuesday, and made his third visit to the Western Wall, a yarmulke on his head, commenting on the deep Jewish connection to the holy site: â€śYou can see how the Jewish past is engraved in the stones of Jerusalem.â€ť
During the course of his visit, Putin spoke with other visitors at the site, asked many questions, and according to Yedioth Ahronoth, chatted at length with an ultra-Orthodox immigrant from the former Soviet Union.
The Russian president also received a book in Russian about the Western Wall tunnels, and asked to visit the tunnels himself.
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