Putin joked in response to the greeting of the participants of SPIEF

Russian President Vladimir Putin was joking when members of the St. Petersburg international economic forum, welcomed his standing.

“At ease!” he said.

This year in the plenary session of SPIEF take part the Prime Minister of India, Narendra modi, Federal Chancellor of Austria, head of Moldova.

Upon entering the room the participants of the meeting stood up and applause greeted the Russian leader. The head of state it loud commanding voice said, “at ease!”, than has caused laughter in a hall. The Participants then took their seats.

This year a discussion moderated by American TV presenter Megyn Kelly. In her speech she said that she liked St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg international economic forum, the world’s leading platform for business communication and discussion of key economic issues, is held this year June 1-3. MIA Russia today acts as information partner of the forum.