NY Times: businessmen from the United States came on the forum despite the will of the US capital
U.S. investors in the past year, boycotted the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF). But this year is different, though tensions over Ukraine between the U.S. and Russia remains, writes.
Accepting the invitation to the summit is not illegal, But the White house is not recommended that the us business representatives to attend the forum in the form of further punishment policy and disagreement with the annexation of Crimea to Russia. The appeal of the White house, in connection with the restrictive measures and the reduction of diplomatic obligations, reported: "We have sent a clear signal to the Russian leadership that will not return to business as usual. We expanded our position in several forums in the American business community ".
However, this did not prevent 12 the heads of large organizations from the United States to attend SPIEF. In addition, upon written request of the adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov, in total, participated in the summit 70 authorized American organizations. SPIEF profit head of a financial institution Beeland Interests Jim Rogers, head of the Amsted Rail John Waris, head of Morgan Chase international Jacob Frenkel and others.
European entrepreneurs was much more than the American, the magazine writes. Among the business leaders at the forum were the heads of the British oil organization BP and French Bank Soci