Absolutely not. Our campaign has never met with or received material or financial support of any kind from any Russian government official. In September, 2016 the president of Yes California was invited to attend and speak at a conference on the right to self-determination in Moscow which was held at the Ritz Carlton. The hosts of this conference paid for travel expenses to Russia for the guests they invited to this conference. The host of this conference did receive a small grant from the Russian government to help offset the costs of airfare but Yes California's president purchased his own ticket to Russia independently.