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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

July 2, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin held a videoconference meeting on current issues with permanent members of the Security Council.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.

Recently, we have been not only talking at length about digitising the economy and all our life as a whole, but also doing much in this area.

Today, we will talk about the role of our cooperation in this area in the public administration and national security of Russia, including all of its aspects linked with ensuring defence capability and domestic security and so on. There are many issues in this area.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko is supposed to speak today on this topic. He is in charge of this area of work in the Government.

Go ahead, please. Let us start.


July 2, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow