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.
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.