Direct line with President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take place in June and can be dedicated to one of the national holiday — Russia Day, celebrated on 12 June, or on the child protection Day on 1 June. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to the two close to the presidential administration (AP) sources.
Earlier, on March 30, Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that this year direct line with the President will not be held traditionally in April, and later. “Apparently, will later this year”, — told reporters the official representative of the Russian leader. At the same time, he said that the event will take place no earlier than Aug.
According to the head of the sociological service Levada-Center Lev Gudkov, the transfer of a straight line connected with the mass protests on 26 March, “which the President clearly does not want to talk”. The expert believes that the issue of corruption “casts a shadow not only on Dmitry Medvedev as the Putin”.
“The corruption scandal is not only an investigation of Alexei Navalny. The film went on growing from below the negative sentiment. According to my calculations, which are actually understated, in the last two years were 750-800 reports of corruption scandals,” — said Gudkov.
Political analyst Konstantin Kalachev, in turn, suggested that drawing a straight line in June “could be a starting point for the beginning of the presidential campaign.”
“The fact that to get a direct line must have from campaign. You need time to think through the drama, tactical, resource, message, image characteristics. Perhaps the presidential administration does not have time to formulate the agenda of the campaign to present the strategy”, — said the publication source.
The last time Putin held a direct line with the Russian people in April 2016. She became the 14th in a row and lasted a total of 3 hours and 40 minutes. As told close to organizers of the event sources before the direct line was carried out rehearsal: participants gathered in the suburban boarding house, where he instructed and ran the entire program.