MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will handle this week’s annual World Financial Discussion board in Davos by video convention, the Interfax information company reported on Sunday.
The discussion board, which gathers enterprise chiefs, political thinkers and state leaders, is on-line this 12 months resulting from COVID-19.
Putin didn’t characteristic on the pre-conference agenda.
Interfax mentioned Putin had not taken half in Davos since 2009 when he was Russian prime minister.
If he does participate, his look is more likely to be contentious with critics at a time when the West is weighing doable new sanctions towards Russia over its therapy of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Enhancing by Tom Balmforth