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St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013

The St Petersburg International Economic Forum started this morning, in an attempt to find a common purpose and establish frameworks to forge solutions for emerging markets and growing economies. Established in 1997, the motto of this year’s forum is ‘Finding Resolve to Build the New Global Economy’. The official programme and activities are moulded by input from a global community of major business leaders; and, over the past five years the Forum has transformed into a leading global business event.


Commemorating their declaration of independence in 1990, Russia have a national holiday on June 12th – known as Russia Day (День России – pronounced ‘Dyen Rossii’) or Russia’s Independence Day (День независимости России – pronounced ‘Dyen Nizavisimasti Rossii’).