Tony Blair attends Russian economic forum, days after receiving Ukrainian job offer

Tony Blair appeared at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hometown on Friday, where the former UK prime minister advised business leaders on ways they could improve their performance.

His appearance on the panel came just hours after he was offered a job by the Ukrainian government.

Blair advised Russian businessmen on how they could learn from his delivery unit, which he initially rolled out in Downing Street to help speed up hospital reforms. He did not touch on the economic impact of Western sanctions on Russia.

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