Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (right) speaks with journalist of NBC News Keir Simmons in Moscow on June 11, 2021, during an exclusive interview ahead of a meeting with US President. (Maksim BLINOV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted China’s invitation to attend the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February 2022, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Lavrov made the announcement in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, according to Russian media reports.