photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
In the Russian resort of Sochi hosts the final plenary session of the annual meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai”, which, according to tradition, was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
He urged the audience to open dialogue, “otherwise this meeting has no meaning.” Putin thanked the Russian and foreign participants of the club, but the guests for their willingness to participate in an open discussion.
The Russian President said that the moderator of the session wished him “safely retire”. “I wish,” said Putin, adding that he will make it there will come a time when it was “right and necessary to do.“
But until he is retired and is the current head of the big powers, he said, he should remain restrained and not to be “too aggressive”. “I actually don’t think it’s my style,” — said the Russian leader.