It is known that the American side valued the gift of the Russian leader at $12,000. The report also said that refusing to accept the gift would “embarrass both the donor and the United States government.” A similar explanation is given to all, without exception, of the presentations by heads of state that appear in this document. Putin’s gift was presented during the summit in Geneva. In turn, Biden presented the Russian president with aviator glasses, as well as a buffalo figurine made of glass.
RIA Novosti recalls that Bloomberg described that summit with mutual gifts from the presidents as the peak of US-Russian relations. It should be noted that First Lady Jill Biden managed to significantly outperform her husband in the cost of the most expensive gift received in 2021. She was given a silk rug from Afghanistan, the cost of which is estimated at around 19.2 thousand dollars.