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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

April 9, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin held a meeting via videoconference with permanent members of the Security Council.

Attending the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues, good afternoon.

Today I suggest we consider matters related to information exchange, problems with the dissemination of information, including contacts with our foreign partners in this area. Information is an extremely important part of modern reality, as an area of activity; I mean all things related to concerns of mutual interest of course. I am referring to security, the environment and epidemic response efforts. We will consider these problems today.

We have a speaker. Let us get started and discuss the draft of the corresponding resolution. Go ahead, please.


April 9, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow