Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia on November 17, 2023. The Kremlin announced on Monday that Putin will use the upcoming virtual G20 summit to outline Russia’s perspective on the “deeply unstable world situation”.
This move indicates an effort by Putin to assert Russia’s stance on global affairs and engage in high-level discussions with leaders from around the world. Pavel Zarubin, a Russian state TV presenter, mentioned on his Telegram channel that this event will be the “first in a long time” to include both Putin and Western leaders. The G20 virtual summit is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, according to the state RIA news agency.
Additionally, Putin will participate in a discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via video link at a summit of the BRICS bloc of nations on Tuesday. This potential opportunity for diplomatic dialogue and collaboration in tackling pressing international issues highlights Putin’s desire to engage with other countries and promote peace and stability across the globe.