MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. Vladimir Putin will take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“Yes, we hope that the president will take part. So far, the modality of his participation – in the plenary session, in other events – we cannot formulate, because, as you yourself understand, the epidemiological situation is very mobile,” he said.
Peskov added that the Kremlin hopes for the best, but does not rule out any format for the participation of the head of state in the forum.
He noted that Putin will definitely participate in the SPIEF, because otherwise “it is impossible to imagine the St. Petersburg forum.”
This year the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place from 2 to 5 June.