In a recent briefing, Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia, commented on several topics of significant interest. At the forefront was President Vladimir Putin's potential amnesty for certain categories of convicted women.
Though details are yet to be ironed out, Peskov clarified that such an amnesty would not be feasible before year-end.
OPEC+'s Influence on the Oil Market
Peskov also touched on the influence of OPEC+ on the oil market, a subject of utmost relevance given Russia's status as a key player in the alliance. He noted that the effects of OPEC+ decisions can often be delayed and assured that coordination within the alliance would continue.
The Press Secretary addressed the topic of the 'Russia' exhibition's permanent operation, stating that while no decisions have been made, the idea is under consideration.
When asked about Putin's 'Person of the Year' nomination by Times, Peskov underscored the significance of Putin's role on the global stage but dismissed the nomination's importance, implying that recognition does not validate the worth of Putin's contributions.
Upcoming Visits and Meetings
Confirming Putin's upcoming visits to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Peskov indicated an expected focus on Middle East settlement discussions. The briefing also confirmed the scheduled arrival of the President of Iran in Moscow for bilateral talks on Thursday.
On the domestic front, Putin will chair a meeting of the supervisory board of the all-Russian movement for children and youth on Tuesday.