Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions from across the country in his annual Q&A session, "Direct Line". Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Putin won't be attending a studio with a live audience, but people were able to submit their questions via a mobile app, the presidential website, SMS, and phone calls.
The president will be picking the questions himself, answering as many as possible, the Kremlin stressed, pointing out that people will have the chance to speak to Putin without any mediators.
The tradition of holding "Direct Line" live Q&A sessions to address questions from the public was introduced by Putin in 2001, during his first presidential term. Last year, however, Putin had to cancel the live event due to the pandemic, taking questions from Russians during his end of the year press conference.
Follow Sputnik's Live Feed to Find Out More!