Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet David Cameron at Downing Street today for talks on the Syrian crisis. After the meeting, the President will visit the ExCel centre to watch the Olympic judo competition.
Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the action during the women's judo semi-final in London. The pair met earlier today at Downing Street for talks on the Syrian crisis.
Vladimir Putin will be visiting the London 2012 judo competition today. The Russian President, who is a judo enthusiast and a black belt holder, presented an instructional DVD in the martial art in 2008. This video is in Russian.
Learning Judo with Vladimir Putin first gives viewers an insight into the martial art, before going on to demonstrate a series of throws and holds.
Sir Menzies said: "Our justifiable anger at the barbarism of the Assad regime and its indiscriminate use of force should not blind us to the fact that elements of the insurgency are unscrupulous and wholly indifferent to human rights and religious tolerance.
"Syria is hardly likely to emerge as a liberal democracy if the Assad regime falls, but we should be careful in case, by our actions, it is replaced by a regime which displays the same intolerance. The United Nations route, however difficult, is still the best choice."