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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

December 12, 2019, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin held a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council. The meeting began with a minute of silence in honour of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov.

The President briefed the participants on the Normandy formant summit in Paris and on bilateral meetings with President of France Emmanuel Macron, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Minister of the Interior Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Defence 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,

Today, we bid a final farewell to former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov. As you know, he was known as an ‘experienced manager,’ and that is what he was, and not just that, he was a brilliant man and a Russian politician on a national scale.

He did a lot for the development of Russia’s capital city during the country’s most troubled times. He was obviously a person of his time and his era, which he created together with other participants in this complicated process.

I ask the Moscow Mayor’s office and the Government of the Russian Federation to submit proposals on eternalising the memory of Yury Luzhkov.


December 12, 2019, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region