At the time it was thought to be carrying the gold supplies of the entire flotilla, which were used to pay port fees and crew salaries.
In today's prices, it is believed to be worth around 3billion (£102billion).
Melania, who is a few inches taller than the ex-spy strongman, also smiles during the handshake in an apparently natural way.
But as soon as Putin releases her hand and diverts his attention elsewhere, Melania pulls a bizarre face representing what appears to be her shock or horror.
No charges were brought against Worthington because of faults in the police operation which included failure to take the laptop in as evidence at the time of the tot's death.
John Lewis will open 'personalisation stations' at 11 different stores in the UK that allow shoppers to fill 1.2kg Quality Street tins with only the chocolates they like for £12, or £15 with a personalised tin.
In the piece titled 'How I live on a £69,500 salary while saving to buy a two-bedroom flat', Kate explains the cut backs she has made while saving for her first home.
Trump was asked about the the prospect of future election meddling during a brief press statement where he said no president had 'ever' been as tough on Russia as him. Putin can be seen smiling and nodding in the clip as he is introduced to Melania by President Trump in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.
And it is believed the laptop could hold vital evidence which could conclusively prove what happened to the tot.
The laptop had been missing for some time after a botched police operation which saw Worthington walk free despite a coroner ruling at an inquest in January he had sexually assaulted Poppi the night she died.
The former foreign secretary exploded back into the political fray by lambasting her 'miserable' strategy as the Prime Minister struggles to contain open warfare in the Tory party.
He complained that a 'fog of self doubt' had descended on the government after Mrs May's landmark Lancaster House speech on Brexit last year, and she had allowed negotiations with the EU to be dictated by questions about the Irish border.