The Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov said that Russia has long been adapted to the sanctions decisions of foreign States and it’s not sensitive to these decisions. He emphasized that “sanctions are stupid” and Russia should deepen the cooperation with China, India, North and South Korea, Japan.
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova received the international award PROBA for outstanding services in the field of Public Relations. According to the organizers, she “changed the attitude towards the PR industry in her country”.
PROBA is a national award, founded by the Russian agency SPN Communications. Even if it classifies itself as "international", all the nominees were Russians and the jury was composed only by Russians.
According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, "the partnership agreement between PROBA and ICCO allows the winners of the Russian award to participate automatically in the ICCO Global World Awards, which gives an opportunity for Russian companies to enter into the competition for an international award".
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