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Friday, December 9, 2016

Putin’s speech at the St. Petersburg economic forum: online broadcast


In the Northern capital is the second day of the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF). Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a message to the participants. Some of the details of his speech earlier revealed the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

“It will contain a promise for our business and for foreign investors, it will all be in harmony,” said Sands for a few hours before Putin’s speech.

He stressed that the President’s address will be rich in content and will be the main event of the forum.

SPIEF is held annually since 1997. Its members are heads of state, Finance Ministers, heads of leading Russian and foreign companies, financiers and scientists. The forum is annually visited by ten thousand people from more than 70 countries.

SPIEF-2016 opened the day before and his first day remember the loud diplomatic trades between the European Union and the Russian leadership. For example, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who again is aiming for the highest office in the country, suggested that Russia on the rights of the strong to lift the sanctions, however, could not guarantee that the EU will go on the same measures.

In turn, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the lifting of sanctions is possible only after the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Both said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that the EU sanctions are, first and foremost, the problems of the European Union.

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