St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013 Day Two

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Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, left, shakes hands with Vladimir... News Photo2013,Angela Merkel,Business,CEO,Chancellor,Conference - Event,Corporate Business,Day 2,Economy,Europe,Event,Finance,Former Soviet Union,Germany,Hand,Handshake,Head of State,Horizontal,Leadership,Meeting,Politics,President,Russia,St. Petersburg - Russia,St. Petersburg International Economic Forum,Summit,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergAngela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, left, shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, during a conference session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013 (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, June 21, 2013. Putin is battling investor skepticism to woo foreign executives descending on his hometown today as Russia's economy faces a risk of recession and a crackdown on critics scares off intellectuals. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images