(Business Recorder) President Vladimir Putin will showcase plans for a Russian recovery to investors at a key economic forum this week, signing a major gas deal with Greece as it teeters on the brink of default.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet Putin on Friday at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, making his second visit to Russia in less than three months.
Once billed as Russia's answer to Davos, this year's forum will be overshadowed by the conflict in Ukraine, as well as taking place against the backdrop of increasingly tense wranglings over the Greek debt crisis. […]
"Despite the sanctions, despite the confrontation between Russia and the West, the first shock has passed and after one year, there is a surge of interest from investors," said Nikolai Petrov, a professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.