Putin’s message to Parliament in 2018, a record for the duration

MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has addressed with the message to the Federal Assembly.

The announcement of the policy document took 1 hour 55 minutes and was the longest.

About half of it was dedicated to the socio-economic development of the country, the second part – the issues of defense of the Russian Federation and international security.

Until that time the longest message to Putin 2012 lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes. Dmitry Medvedev, occupying the post of President of the Russian Federation, echoed the message to the Federal Assembly in 2009 for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

For the first time in the history of announcement of messages of the President the President’s speech was accompanied by infographics and videos on giant screens.