Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met in the Kremlin with representatives of Russia's Association of Entrepreneurial Organisations. Taking part in the meeting are 18 representatives of the association. Opening the meeting, Putin said that in two weeks' time the State Council of Russia will meet to examine problems facing small and medium-sized businesses. The president also noted that two-thirds of manpower in the country are employed in small and medium businesses, which account for more than 50 per cent of GDP.
Since the likes of the traditional Inauguration Day in the national Capitol are likely never to be witnessed again, take this opportunity from one who has been there to relate some truth about the experience