Modi in Russia
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchange presents during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2015.Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday gifted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a page from Mahatma Gandhi's diary and an 18th century sword from erstwhile Bengal province.

The page from the diary contains Gandhi's handwritten notes, while the late 18th century sword features intricate silver artwork.

"President Putin gifted me a page from Gandhiji's diary containing Bapu's handwritten notes," Modi tweeted.

"President Putin also gifted an 18th century sword from Bengal, featuring intricate silver artwork. I thank him for the gifts," he added.

PM Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Russia, was presented the gifts while being hosted by Putin for a private dinner at Kremlin on Wednesday evening, said reports.

On Thursday, Modi visited Russia's National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC), a multi-level coordination centre in Moscow that provides inter-agency coordination besides giving threat alerts to people.

PM Modi will also attend the 16th India-Russia annual summit on Thursday evening. Modi will also address a 3,000-strong Indian diaspora in Russia.