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A security guard had to grab China's Xi Jinping as he nearly tumbled off a stage in front of Vladimir Putin.
Footage shows the moment the Chinese President almost fell onto the floor below at the annual Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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Xi had went over to the edge of the stage to shake hands with the audience before tripping and almost falling, only to be saved by a security guard.
Putin was mingling in a group after the end of the function when the reaction of the crowd to Xi's near-miss saw him turn around quickly.
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He then peered into the crowd as his security personnel made sure the Chinese President was OK.
Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan also turned around after hearing the reaction of the crowd.
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Xi was in the Russian city to talk about cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.
He arrived in the capital on Wednesday for a three-day visit with Putin and described the Russian leader as his 'best friend' during a meeting at the Kremlin.
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The two leaders spoke at the forum on Friday of their warm personal ties, with Xi recounting a boat...
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