Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Bor base, a training camp of the Russian national football team. The Russian President will meet athletes on the football field where they are training. Later on, the conversation will be continued in the base's conference hall, where the Russian national hockey team will join them. The Russian hockey team was ranked second at the recent Hockey World Championship in Sweden. Leonid Tyagachev, the head of the Russian Olympic committee, and Vyacheslav Fetisov, the Chairman of the Russian State Sports Committee, are also expected to take part in the event.
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