7 Feb 2018 12:55

Putin to personally monitor preparations for big int'l events - Peskov on Putin's visit to Krasnoyarsk

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin personally follows the country's preparations for and organization of big international events, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, explaining the reason for Putin's visit to Krasnoyarsk, which will host the Winter Universiade in 2019.

"Putin personally monitors the preparations for big international competitions, which are traditionally used to add momentum to the development of regions and to create a modern regional and federal infrastructure," Peskov told reporters.

"The positive effect of this for a regional economy has been confirmed for than once," he said.