(QHA) -

Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a two-day working tour of Crimea on Wednesday, to confer with members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, ITAR-TASS reports citing Kremlin press service.

On Thursday, August 14, Putin is to meet in Crimea with members of the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament.

"The President is expected to have a frank talk with the parliamentarians on matters of current importance regarding the country's life," a press service official said.

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister and Chairman of the United Russia party, Sergey Naryshkin, Speaker of the State Duma, the leaders of all House party factions and government ministers are to participate in the meeting.