John Kerry heading to Russia for talks with Putin on terrorism, Syria

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference after talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kremlin in Moscow April 29, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Gazprom is ready to help Japan with construction of new facilities for gas imports, but stopped short of offering Tokyo concrete participation in gas projects in Russia. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)

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The Secretary of State will meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin about a range of issues causing tension between Washington and Moscow.

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Russia next week for talks on Syria, Iran and terrorism concerns that have spiked since the Boston Marathon bombings.

Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Their conversations will also touch on a host of bilateral tensions between Washington and Moscow.

Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with the Arab League in Washington on Monday, said his trip to Russia is 'overdue.'

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Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with the Arab League in Washington on Monday, said his trip to Russia is ‘overdue.’

They include the Kremlin’s halt on U.S. adoptions of Russian children and new Russian restrictions on civil society groups.

And the talks will definitely address the ethnic Chechen brothers suspected of killing three people and injuring over 200 in Boston earlier this month.

Kerry told reporters Tuesday his upcoming trip to Russia is “overdue.”

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