The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin does not rule out attending commemorations in France next month for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on May 6 that "such a trip is being discussed."
He told Russia's "Izvestia" daily that an invitation from France had already been received.
Western leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Queen Elizabeth are set to attend the events to commemorate the Normandy landings that marked the beginning of the liberation of continental Europe from Nazi occupation.
The D-Day anniversary events come amid rising tensions between Russia and Western countries over the Ukraine crisis.
"Izvestia" quoted a source in the Russian presidential administration as saying there was a possibility Putin would take part in bilateral talks while in France.
Based on reporting by "Izvestia," Interfax, and AFP