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Russia gathers thousands for economic forum despite pandemic

FRANCE24, 04 Jun 2021
A flagship #economic forum has returned to #SaintPetersburg, with #Russia aiming to signal it has moved beyond the #coronavirus #pandemic and is open for #business despite political tensions. The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (#SPIEF), often dubbed the Russian Davos, officially started on Thursday and is the country's main showcase for investors, attracting political and business leaders from around the world .FRANCE 24 International Affairs editor's Armen Georgian says.

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