The Russian president’s state visit becomes a cold war of wills, and some punks heat things up.
Protesters surround the White House as Frank prepares to meet with Viktor Petrov, the President of the Russian Federation, before a summit meeting. Frank proposes to Petrov in jointly providing protection to Israel which Petrov declines immediately after arriving. Catherine Durant and Claire (now United Nations Ambassador due to a recess appointment) also work on persuading Petrov to accept.
That night, there is a state dinner where members of Pussy Riot give an insulting toast to Petrov before rudely leaving. Petrov flirts with Claire all night eventually kissing her. While Frank and Petrov smoke a cigar in a basement, Durant and Claire have a playful game of beer pong. Claire expresses to Durant her distrust of Petrov.
Meanwhile, Petrov wants the entire European missile defense gone in return for sending Russian troops to Israel. Even when Frank presents a compromise, Petrov still declines, so Frank ends the deal. Claire and Durant make plans on bypassing Russia’s veto in the United Nations Security Council (based on a precedent) so they can still send troops to Israel.
- Three political activists of the russian punk rock group "Pussy Riot" attend at the reception as well as at the dinner with Petrov. They accuse the russian president to imprison his opponents. Frank Underwood mentions their names at the press conference.
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