ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Many foreign companies are concerned over the United States' pressure on the EU countries, Vladimir Yakunin said in his blog.
"I can say that such a high degree of business activity, as well as of foreign interest in Russia generally reflects the views and attitudes of businesses in the current economic and political situation. Despite sanctions, [foreign companies'] interests and hopes to engage in the Russian projects are obvious."
The rank of the participants is also remarkable, he added, recalling that many CEOs, including foreign ones, were present at the forum.
Earlier this week, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Vasily Nebeznya said that the interest of investors in the Russian economy was not weakened by the geopolitical tensions.