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Kim and Putin meet for first summit in Russia

What are the two leaders hoping to get out of the meeting?
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meeting for their first summit in the Russian city of Vladivostok. 

During their opening remarks, Mr Putin said he wanted to help calm Korean tensions and Mr Kim said he hoped for a productive meeting. But what else might the two leaders be hoping for?

Professor Andrei Lankov, a Russian scholar of Korean studies, lived for years where few outsiders have ever been - the North Korean capital Pyongyang. What does he think Kim Jong-un stands to gain from the summit?

(Photo: Kim and Putin shake hands at their first summit in Vladivostok. Credit: AFP)