Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in the plenary meeting session of the regional All-Russia People's Front (ONF) Action Forum in the Crimean city of Yalta.
Putin’s previous visit to Crimea took place in mid-September this year when he attended a meeting of the presidium of the State Council, which discussed the development of the transport system in southern Russia. Prior to that, the president had visited the peninsula in August to attend, among other things, the Tavrida forum.
"The Action Forum. Crimea" is a third regional event organized by the Russian Popular Front (ONF) this year. Vladimir Putin also took part in the two previous forums held in Stavropol, a city in southern Russia, in January and in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of the Mari El Republic, in April. The Kremlin press service said that the two-day forum, which kicked off in Yalta on October 25, will have several topics on the agenda: energy and gas supplies; the development of agro-industrial complex and other promising sectors of economy, including Crimea’s tourist potential, environment, the conservation of objects of cultural heritage; the quality of housing and utility services and access to education.