Putin holds G1 summit in Moscow

Vladimir Putin opened the G1 summit today in the Russian capital Moscow with a celebratory speech. The meeting has been held annually parallel to the G7 summit since Russia was excluded from the G8 format of the most important economic powers, which had been usual until then, after the occupation of Crimea in 2014.

“I’m glad that everyone turned up,” Putin said at the beginning of the summit. “First of all I would like to congratulate everyone here on the excellent progress of your special operations. Your strategic genius is really impressive!”

Topics such as “Other countries – do you really need them?”, “Everything used to be Russia here – geography in the 21st century” and “Russian government bonds: a sure thing” are on the agenda of the high-profile meeting.

In addition, the G1 countries want to sign an agreement stating that they will not issue any embargoes among themselves.