This year’s “Direct line with Vladimir Putin” — the traditional communication of the Russian President with the Russian citizens in a live broadcast will take place on April 14. This writes in Wednesday newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source in the television industry.
According to the publication, as in the past year, she has to go in the arcade and will begin at 12:00 GMT. It is expected that broadcasting will lead “the First channel” “Russia 1” “Russia 24”, radio stations “Mayak”, “Vesti FM” and “Radio of Russia”. Training in the “direct line has already begun.
A source in the presidential administration confirmed to the publication that straight line will be held in mid-April. The date, he said, has identified more than two months before the event. The interlocutor also said that over the last ten years straight line never moved from a pre-selected date. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed to the newspaper that a straight line is already cooked, but the date is not specified.
The interlocutor from among the organizers of the transfer reported by the “Kommersant” that in addition to the traditional way (by phone, during direct television inclusions from the regions, SMS message, text or video on the website), this year it is planned to add the ability to send questions to the hotline via ICQ instant messenger.
A source in the television industry said that the issue of reformatting the program this year. However from more detailed comments he refused.
The interviewed representatives of the companies involved in the study of public opinion, believe that this year the Russians will be interested, first of all, Economics. So, according to, Director General of VTsIOM Valery Fyodorov, the Russians are most concerned about the deepening crisis, low salaries and pensions, the growing threat of unemployment. Also, he said, citizens concerned about the threat of terrorism and armed conflict in the middle East. According to the Deputy Director “Levada-center” Alexei Grazhdankin, people expect from the President explaining what is happening with the economy and what awaits the country in the near future.