Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in St. Petersburg he dumped a load off. During the presentation of writer Daniel Granin State prize for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities, reports “Interfax”, the audience asked Putin whether he is in St. Petersburg. “Okay. You know, I once caught myself thinking: if I arrive from Moscow, and all is well with me, and it turns out — in a good mood. I arrived in St. Petersburg, got into the car — as mountain from shoulders fall, easing some comes the mental, moral,” — said the President.
“It seemed that everything was fine, but now even better. It is unusual in a sense and very pleasant,” added the head of state.
Earlier, on 3 June, Putin took part in the naming ceremony for Arctic tanker-liquefied gas carrier “Christophe de Margerie” — in honor of the deceased in the Moscow Vnukovo airport the head of the oil company Total.
In Saint Petersburg, Putin arrived in for the XXI St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF-2017), the main events which took place from 1 to 3 June. It was reported that on 2 June the President opened the plenary session of SPIEF with a joke: participants who welcomed him, he commanded “at ease!”