August 16 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Remember that time at university, when the professor utilised the Socratic Method and you hadn’t done your homework? (asking impromtu questions by random selection of a student in the lecture theatre) This is kind of like that, except a little more embarrassing! On August 16th, Vladimir Putin asked Deputy Finance Minister Andrei Ivanov to comment on why the transition to a ruble tariff calculation (from the dollar) has not yet taken place, during a meeting on infrastructure development of the Kaliningrad region. Not only was Ivanov evidently snoozing, and could not recall what the question was about – but he had no backup information to support an answer.