Long and detailed: the length and content of straight lines of Vladimir Putin

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To the annual “Direct line with Vladimir Putin”, in which Russians will be able to ask questions directly to the President of the country, remain a matter of hours. TASS explains, when there is the format, what questions were asked to the head of state and how long did it take the previous straight lines.

Longer conversation, more questions

Direct teledelay with the population of the country Vladimir Putin started in 2001. According to him, “such direct contacts with citizens give a very true slice of what the worries and the interests of society”. Only Vladimir Putin had 14 direct dialogues, four of them as Prime Minister. In 2004, instead of a straight line was organized large-scale press conference with Putin in the Kremlin. In 2012, after the accession of Putin to the post of head of state for a new term direct line with the President were not carried out.