ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After two days of meetings with top European officials and international executives, Russian President Vladimir Putin sounded reconciliatory in a meeting with international media Friday, saying Russia is ready to work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president and offering only a mild condemnation of the IAAF’s decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from competing.
Putin spent Thursday and Friday in St. Petersburg, his home town, meeting with the president of the European Commission, the Italian prime minister and leaders of the world’s biggest company. The weekend was set to underline the futility of European and U.S. sanctions which were imposed on Russia ov...
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