Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's Buddhist on the Lunar New Year, or Sagaalgan.
"Buddhists' most radiant expectations are connected with Sagaalgan, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year. People hope that hardships and misfortunes will stay in the bygone year, and the new year will bring luck and happiness.
I am convinced that friendly relations between people of different nationalities and religions is an important condition of Russia's prosperity and well-being of its citizens. Let centuries-old traditions serve the consolidation of mutual understanding and preserve peace and concord in society," reads the presidential message of congratulation.
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