Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit Bulgaria in December, not on November 9 as previously expected, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television said on October 29, citing what it said was a knowledgeable source.
The signing of the investment decision on the Bulgarian section of the South Stream pipeline will take place as scheduled on November 9 and most likely the Russian side will be represented by Gazprom head Alexey Miller, the report said.
The Kremlin has not officially confirmed the change in the timing of Putin’s visit to Bulgaria.
In recent days there have been reports that other foreign trips by Putin have been rescheduled because he has back pain. The Kremlin has rejected reports of Putin having any health problems and has said that he is in good health.