Big press conference of Vladimir Putin. History and facts
Thursday, December 14, at 12:00 Moscow time held a press conference of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin — a traditional annual meeting of heads of state with Russian and foreign journalists.
In the course of it the President sums up the year and talks about the economic, political and social life in Russia, her foreign and domestic policy, etc.
The practice of holding large press conferences for the year Putin introduced in 2001 during the first term.
Annual meeting with journalists was interrupted only in the period when Putin held the post of Prime Minister from may 2008 to may 2012. In 2005, Putin held a large press conference, instead he answered the questions of Russians in a straight line.
Aify gathered are some interesting facts about the big press conferences of the President.
The current big press conference will be the thirteenth for Putin. The first was held in 2001. Then it was attended by about 400 journalists. The conference was very short on time, it lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes, during this time, the President answered 22 questions.
14-th building of the Kremlin
The first seven press conferences were held in the 14th corps of the Kremlin. After dismantling the President with the press held in the world trade Center on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. In place of the demolished housing, the authorities decided to build a Museum complex. In 2018 at its creation allocated 504 million rubles, the Federal budget allocated 470 million rubles.
106 questions for the President
The longest press conference was held in 2008, when Putin answered questions for 4 hours and 40 minutes. Only there were 106 questions. Responding, the President famously said that he worked on the post of the President “like a galley slave”.
A record number of journalists
A record number of journalists attended the press-conference in 2016 — 1437. 3 hours and 50 minutes Putin answered about 70 questions.
Last year the event was moved to Friday with the traditional Thursday, because the President participated in a farewell to murdered in Turkey Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
The first question from journalists Kremlin pool