Putin will submit the message to Parliament in a new format with graphics.
The current address will become the 24th in the modern history of Russia.
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 will announce the message to the Federal Assembly. It is traditional, as a rule, the annual address of the President to the Parliament provided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation. This year it will take place less than a month before the presidential election, participation in which will accept and running for the new term of Putin.
The current address will become the 24th in the modern history of Russia and 14th Putin personally.
Typically, these demonstrations, which the President presents his assessment of the situation in the country and the vision of the main directions of development for the future, have been within the calendar year. Only in 2017, the message never took place. In December of last year, first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Kiriyenko recalled that the appeal to Parliament is the right of the President, and he can implement his “when deemed necessary”.
According to tradition, the event will begin at noon Moscow time. In addition to parliamentarians on delivering the message invited members of the government, chairmen of constitutional and Supreme courts, the Prosecutor General, the head of the Central election Commission, accounting chamber and the Public chamber, regional leaders and other dignitaries, heads of major denominations and representatives of the media. The speech is broadcast on live television and radio.
The new format
The current message will be different from the usual format. So, in recent years, the President addressed the MPs in the St. George hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. This time he will deliver a message at the Central exhibition hall “Manege”. The press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov explained the change of the traditional locations to expand the number of participants.
In addition, for better visualization during the announcement of the message will be used screens infographic.
According to Peskov, such equipment is difficult technologically and logistically to establish in the Grand Kremlin Palace, the premises of which are of historical value.
In connection with the presidential message has adjusted its programme and organizers of the media forum of the popular front, which took place in Kaliningrad from February 28 to March 2. It is expected that the message will be broadcast during the event, and after, the participants will discuss it on the forum with political analysts and experts.
The contents of the document
The Kremlin traditionally do not reveal the content of the message prior to its publication. But Putin himself in February at their meetings and in public speeches have repeatedly pointed out the topics that plans to raise and highlight in the document.
So, at the meeting of the Council for science and education in Novosibirsk, he promised to use announced there are proposals to prepare a speech before the Federal Assembly, “but not just to say it, but in order to make these [reports made at the Board] deals with the program of our joint work”.
In addition to the problems of domestic science, Putin intends to touch upon the topic of creating the conditions for business in Russia. At the Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs, he told the representatives of big business that the Russian authorities intend to improve the business climate, to create a comfortable environment for investment in new production, to eliminate barriers in regulations, develop the infrastructure, to set up the system of vocational and higher education to the needs of domestic industry, agriculture and other industries. These questions then Putin has promised to address in the message.