Dmitry Medvedev met with leading Russian and foreign political analysts at the Global Policy Forum taking place in Yaroslavl. The President answered questions about Russia’s democratic development and economic modernisation, the situation in the North Caucasus, and the country’s foreign policy priorities.
Trip to Yaroslavl. Global Policy Forum
The Global Policy Forum The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency took place in Yaroslavl under the patronage of the President of Russia. Mr Medvedev addressed the plenary session and also met with leading Russian and foreign political analysts. The President also met on the forum’s sidelines with Yukio Hatoyama, special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister, President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. That same day, Mr Medvedev had a working meeting with Governor of Yaroslavl Region Sergei Vakhrukov, and took part in the celebrations of Yaroslavl’s 1000th anniversary.