As the Russian president holds his annual press conference on Thursday to end a turbulent year, Vladimir Putin is expected to face questions on Thursday about Alexei Navalny’s poisoning, the Cornavirus crisis, his response to protests and wars in post-Soviet countries, and US cyberhacks
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, Putin will appear this year via video-link from his residence in Novo-Ogarivo (journalists still have to go to a hall in the Moscow suburbs to ask a question).
The press secretary, Peskov, promised that the event would be “rather long and informative.” The national television event, which is usually a matter of one view, can last more than four hours.
Since the start of the Kovid crisis, the Russian president has appeared in public, mostly telecommunications from a windowless house that critics have ridiculed as his “bunker.”
According to official figures (and many more informal lengths), Russian journalists will in most cases focus on what is happening and ask questions about the economy and the epidemic. Regional issues, including protests in the Far East, are also likely to be resolved.
Foreign journalists are likely to ask Putin about US President-elect Joe Biden, whom Putin only congratulated on winning the November 3 election this week, and who were named by FSB officials in the Bellinkat investigation. Can
The national television show is usually attended by hundreds of journalists, some of whom draw elaborate signs or keep stuffed animals to attract Peskov’s attention.
Over the years, Putin has taken to the field in tough questions, with little opportunity to ask follow-up questions, and he has avoided big gags during events.
A recent report by the Investigative Agency states that Putin was working in Sochi, a resort town on the Black Sea, where he had set up a uniform office. The Kremlin has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
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