While in Voronezh, Mr Putin will visit the Voronezhsintezkauchuk plant, which is part of the SIBUR Holding. The plant is commissioning a new production line to make modern thermoplastic elastomer-based materials that can be used to make considerably more durable road surfaces.
In the run-up to the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship celebrated on May 26, the President will meet with business community representatives: more than 90 people representing various business associations have been invited to take part.
Mr Putin will discuss the agriculture sector with staff at the Rossiya-Agro company. One of the company’s employees is agricultural engineer Yury Konnov, who Mr Putin decorated with the Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation medal on May 1.