Big press conference with Putin will take place in December, said the Kremlin

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka of the Kremlin, Moscow. Archival photoBig press conference with Putin will take place in December, said the Kremlin© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The exact date of the big press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin yet, but it will take place in December, near the end of the year, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

Informed RBC with reference to its sources wrote that the final annual communication of the President with the media can pass on December 14. According to the publication, the date today is the main.

«I can assure you that by tradition, most of the press conference will take place towards the end of the year. This will happen in December,» said Sands.

What is the big press conference

The practice of holding large annual press conferences at the end of the year Putin introduced in 2001 during the first term. They involve Russian Federal and regional journalists and representatives of foreign media. During Putin’s stay on a post a press-conference was conducted only in 2005.

These activities have a long — record was the press conference of 2008, when 4 hours 40 minutes Putin answered 106 questions. A significant part of the issues is usually devoted to the domestic agenda and international issues.

Journalists interested in the personal life of the President. In particular, the President was asked about his children, vacation plans, and if he knew his DoppelgangeR. Sometimes Putin asking non-standard questions, for example, in 2012, he was asked when the world will end.

Questions 2016

Last year the press conference was held on December 23 at the world trade Center. Communication with journalists lasted 3 hours and 50 minutes, the President asked 67 questions.

He was asked about the economic situation in the country, tendencies and forecasts, the situation in agriculture and the military-industrial complex. The journalists were interested in the privatization of state-owned companies, in particular Rosneft, and the ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev. In addition, questions were raised about early elections, doping scandals, relations with the US and Turkey, the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

As experts noted, the President is not only not afraid to answer pointed questions, but he provoked them.

The live broadcast of the press conference were the First channel, «Russia 1» «Russia 24». According to the research company Mediascope (TNS Russia) audience for all three channels amounted to 6.6 million people. Audience share (the percentage of all viewers at that time the TV of Russians older than 4 years) amounted to 49.3%, a rating (percentage of target audience who saw the essential event) is 9.8%.

Also the event was broadcast by the radio station «Mayak», «Vesti FM» and «Radio of Russia».