President Putin presented the items to PM Modi while hosting the latter for a private dinner on Wednesday evening
"President Putin presented to the Prime Minister a page from the diary of Mahatma Gandhi. The page contains Gandhiji's handwritten notes" the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
Vladimir Putin also gifted Prime Minister Modi a late-18th century Indian sword from Bengal province that features intricate silver artwork.
PM Modi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to a red carpet welcome for a two-day visit during which he will attend the 16th India-Russia annual summit meeting.
During this visit, a raft of agreements spanning a broad spectrum of sectors are expected to be signed following summit-level talks on Thursday between the two countries with trade being a major focus area.
PM Modi and President Putin are scheduled to meet a delegation of Indian and Russian CEOs at the Kremlin.
PM Modi will address a gathering of 'Friends of India' and also meet members of the Indian community in Russia.
The Prime Minister's itinerary includes a visit to Russia's National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Moscow on Thursday.
The NCMC is a multi-level coordination centre designed to provide inter-agency coordination and alert the people about the threat of emergency situations. The capabilities of the NCMC include state-of-art real time monitoring, data collection, analysis and modelling.
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