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President Vladimir Putin met with spokesmen of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

May 31, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow

In his opening address to the meeting with 23 Union members, Mr Putin proposed discussing taxation, the liberalisation of currency laws, and Russia’s prospects to join the World Trade Organisation. He found that those matters interested not only big business but also small and medium-sized employers.

The gathering exchanged opinions on practical social and economic issues.

May 31, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow