Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the RT TV channel and Russia Today media holding, is a first-class journalist and media manager. This statement was made by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in an interview. TASS.
Simonyan will moderate the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is held annually. Peskov noted in this regard that in terms of competition, the Russian journalist is an order of magnitude higher than her Western colleagues, and that is why she got such an important role at SPIEF.
“We, like the organizers of the forum, first of all proceed from the class of a journalist or analyst who acts as a moderator. In this case, Margarita is a journalist and media manager of international class. There are very few of them in the world, they can be counted on the fingers, ”said the press secretary of the Russian head.
Peskov also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at SPIEF this year will be extremely important. The Russian leader will speak at the plenary session of the forum on Friday, June 17.