President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. chat with Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. chat with Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev pose for posterity as the latter paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev pose for posterity as the latter paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 31, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO