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Russia/economic – St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Focus on domestic issues; Putin criticises sanctions but still plans to work closely with western markets.

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The St Petersburg International Economic Forum focuses on domestic issues, with fewer international attendees. Putin criticises the use of sanctions, whilst acknowledging that they have had some limited economic impact. Although Russia is working to develop its economic links with the East, he stresses that it will continue to work closely with western markets.