Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia's image in the West can be improved by changing the structure of the Russian economy, imparting a more civilized nature to Russian business and consolidating the democracy.
The president thus answered when one of the participants in today's Kremlin processing industry conference pressed the necessity of forming Russia's favourable image in the West.
"There should be a constant public relations campaign but it is not the most important thing. What really matters is the updating of the Russian economy, business and democracy," said Putin.
In his opinion, "Russian partners will respond promptly." "The leopard cannot change his spots," joked the Russian president.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part