Today it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not participate in the solemn ceremony devoted to the beginning of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This information was announced by press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. According to the press Secretary, the President of Russia on these days scheduled other things to do. This Peskov said that Vladimir Putin still has not decided if he will visit the Olympic games themselves or not.
It should be noted that Vladimir Putin had previously passed the ceremony devoted to the opening of the Olympic Games. In 2012, for the opening of the London Olympics is Vladimir Putin’s Russia was represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Then Putin came during the Olympics to watch judo competitions.