Russia to boycott the cropped Munich Security Conference?
Fourteen years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his famous speech at the Munich Security Conference. This speech went down in history as the "Munich Speech." These days, however, Russia is about to boycott the conference. Biden, UN Secretary General and NATO Secretary General In 2021, the Munich Security Conference is taking place on February 19-20 online, like many international events during the pandemic. The list of participants is impressive: US President Joseph Biden, Head of the European Commission Ursula von Der Leyen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US Special Envoy for Climate Affairs John Kerry. It is worth noting that although the Munich Conference has been held since 1962, American presidents have never taken part in it, so Joe Biden will be the first one.Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to take part in the conference. High-ranking representatives of the Russian administration are not expected to participate either. In this connection, some assumed that Russia was boycotting the conference.Full Article