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Russia’s annual economic forum attracts US businesses

Thousands of international business leaders are in St Petersburg for the second day of Russia's annual economic forum. In the past, US officials advised firms to stay away from the event, but no such cautions were issued this year.

Thousands of international business leaders are in St Petersburg for the second day of Russia's annual economic forum.

In the past, US officials advised firms to stay away from the event, but no such cautions were issued this year.

The Kremlin used the conference as an opportunity to try to ease relations with the West

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from St Petersburg.

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