Putin offers Fischer a job as reported by the BBC on June 19, 2001 on a trip to Moscow by Stanley Fischer.
“For his part, Mr Putin complimented Mr Fischer, who plans to step down from his IMF role before the end of the year. He also offered him a job. “We are always glad to see you in our country,” said Mr Putin.” If you would like to move from the IMF to Moscow, we can look at various options.””
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