Journalists took part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

What a day our journalists had yesterday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum!

As they gear up for Day 3, let's recap the action.

Over 15 interviews were knocked out with some major players, including Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Egyptian Minister Hala Helmy El-Said, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, and former Somali Foreign Minister Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adam.

They also grabbed face time with ambassadors from Syria and Brazil, plus religious figures like Mufti Albir Krganov and cultural heavyweights like designer Artemy Lebedev.

Not a bad haul for a day's work! Our crew is locked and loaded for more exclusive access and insights. But the excitement is just getting started with Russian President Vladimir Putin taking the stage today.