Peskov: “Direct line” with the President will be held before the 2018 world Cup
MOSCOW, may 24. /TASS/. “Straight line” with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held before the world championship on football which will pass in Russia from June 14 to July 15. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in interview to TV channel NTV.
“She’s [Direct line] will be up to the world Cup, we will promptly inform you about it. There will be some innovations and technological innovations, and substantive innovations,” he said, without revealing details.
This Peskov said that the meaning of the event remains the same: communication of the President with citizens and receive feedback. Press Secretary of the President has reminded that a straight line — unique format, which have no analogues in the world.
Peskov also commented on the world Cup, expressing the view that he “will be the best world Cup that was ever organized on Earth.”
“Direct line with Vladimir Putin” — a television program, during which the President responds live to questions from residents of Russia and neighboring countries. For the first time this format of communication of the President with the citizens on national television and radio channels was organized on 24 December 2001. They were held annually, except in 2004 and 2012. In 2017. “Direct line” was on 15 June.