Vladimir Putin discussed investments in the Russian economy with head of the Exxon-Mobil Corporation Lee Raymond. The president of Russia met with Raymond during a number of working meetings at the Russian Embassy in Washington. The chairman of the Board of Directors of the largest oil company told the head of the Russian state about the carrying out of the Sakhalin-1 project with the participation of American capital and the plans of the company's further work in Russia. As Raymond told journalists, his corporation intends to invest 4 billion, and in the long term - 13 billion dollars in oil extraction on Sakhalin shelf. The head of Exxon-Mobil stressed that it was not the time-serving considerations but confidence in long-term political, economic and legal stability that was the main thing in the undertakings of this kind.
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
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Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11