What Putin Said at Eastern Economic Forum Apart From Economics

Apart from the Russian economy, its dependence on oil prices, and the economic development of Russia’s Far East, President Putin touched upon the politics of Ukraine, the EU and US, Europe’s attitude towards the Second World War and much more at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok on Friday.

Presodent [sic] Putin gave his inaugural speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, addressing foreign dignitaries and representatives from major Asia-Pacific companies.

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Japan Suggests Russia Use Yen Instead of US Dollar in Transactions

VLADIVOSTOK, September 4 (Sputnik) – Tokyo has suggested to Moscow that Russia use the Japanese national currency, the yen, in its transactions instead of the US dollar in order to minimize risks, Tadashi Maeda, the Senior Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), said Friday.

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