Ticket gives Obama the chance to meet Putin at the very last minute.
When U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Stockholm for a meeting with Reinfeldt, Sweden's prime minister at the time, he was greeted with large, red boards offering a cheap last-minute trip to Moscow. It was the Swedish travel agency Ticket giving Obama a chance to change his mind. For just 196 USD Obama could fly to Russian President Vladimir Putin and have the bilateral talk the Americans canceled a few weeks ago.
"Isn't it more important for you to discuss Snowden than 'femte jobbskatte-avdraget'?"* was the message on the boards seen at the airport Arlanda, outside the Swedish government headquarters Rosenbad and outside Grand Hotel where Obama is staying.
Meanwhile, in Moscow, an identical campaign was carried out directed at Putin. Signs outside the Kremlin offered Putin a last-minute trip to Obama in Stockholm for only 4906 RUB.
* 'Femte jobbskatteavdraget' translates to ‘fifth work-tax-deduction’. A hot current topic in Swedish national politics – but maybe not that interesting for outsiders.