On the day of his birth, Iosif Kobzon and his wife Ninel Kobzon was invited to the Kremlin for a meeting with the President of Russia.
Vladimir Putin expressed his heartfelt congratulations expressed respect to the celebrant and presented him with a gift.
Iosif Kobzon was 80 years old and Vladimir Putin presented him with a painting written by Alexander Zelensky, and which is called "miner's song".
By tradition, Vladimir Putin welcomes its guests and meets in an informal setting over a Cup of tea. The table held an informal conversation , the guests and the President drank tea. In the process of tea Vladimir Putin look after his guests, pouring tea from a kettle.
On the same day it became known that Joseph Kobzon was awarded with the decoration "For beneficence". The President signed a decree for the wide public activities and charity demonstrated by Joseph Kobzon.