Russia is highly interested in the privatization of the power utilities in Bulgaria, the modernization of the old ones and the construction of new units of nuclear power plants.
Putin said that after his second meeting with the Bulgarian president for the last couple of days. He underlined that Russia did not strive at any special attitude or preferences. Russia only wants its companies to be equal participants in the tenders. Putin and Parvanov met first at the Sochi Residence. On Saturday, they met in the Kremlin palace shortly before the departure of the Bulgarian president.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969