President Joe Biden holds a gift he received from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP
Huffington Post: Putin And Ousted Afghan President Gave Biden The Highest-Value Gifts In 2021
Gifts from Russian President Vladimir Putin and the deposed leader of Afghanistan were among the most notable received by President Joe Biden from foreign leaders in 2021, records from the State Department’s protocol office show.
Documents detailing the gifts were released Thursday, coming at a time when the two leaders’ ties with Biden are in a much different place than when the gifts were given.
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Update: Putin gave Biden a $12,000 writing set in 2021. It was among the unusual presents world leaders offered the US president that year (Business Insider).
WNU Editor: Being US President means getting a lot of gifts. Here is the list of gifts that President Biden received in 2021 …. Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2021 (Federal Register).