Trip to St Petersburg
Marking Day of Russian Parliamentarianism, Vladimir Putin met with members of the Federal Assembly’s Council of Legislators. Particular focus at the meeting was on issues concerning the state authorities’ efforts to overcome the economic crisis, drafting of a report on the state of Russia’s legislation in 2015, and the draft law On the Regional Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir Putin also took part in a meeting of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) Board of Trustees. The RGS is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year. The meeting reviewed the Society’s results for 2014 and presented the most impressive projects for 2015.
On the same day, the President met with students at St Petersburg State University’s Graduate School of Management. Before the meeting began, the President visited the main academic building at the Graduate School of Management campus.
On the second day Vladimir Putin visited the LenExpo exposition grounds to see the Battle for Berlin – The Banner Bearers’ Feat military historical panorama. The President also took part in the Truth and Justice Second Media Forum of Independent Local and Regional Media, organised by the Russian Popular Front.