French President Emmanuel Macron met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the three-day St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Thursday. The two leaders are expected to discuss various topics with a focus on the Iranian nuclear deal, Russia-Europe relations, Ukraine and trade. The International Economic Forum (SPIEF) opens today in Russia's second largest... Еще city with representatives from over 70 countries attending the event. Held annually since 1997, and under the auspices of the Russian president since 2005, SPIEF is a leading business event for the global economic sector. The forum brings together the heads of international organisations, well-known public figures, leading academics, experts and the media.