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Putin, Kremlin chief of staff do not plan to attend Rio Olympics opening ceremony

August 04, 16:21 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place on August 5
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MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov do not plan to attend the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

"The president does not have such trip on his schedule, and neither does the Head of the (Russian Presidential) Administration," Peskov said.

The Kremlin spokesman did not clarify who will represent Russia at the governmental level, and recommended to address this question to the cabinet of ministers.

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place on August 5.

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