On Friday, a source told Sputnik that Putin may hold his Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly on March 1. The date was confirmed on Tuesday by Putin’s reelection campaign headquarters’ co-chair Aleksander Rumyantsev.
"Today the president is working in Moscow, in Novo-Ogaryovo [residence]. He continues to work on the address. Yesterday it has become known – and I can confirm this – that the address will indeed be held by the president on March 1," Peskov told reporters.
In January, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly will take place before the presidential election, which is set for March 18.
In accordance with the constitution, the Russian president makes an annual state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly on the situation in the country, as well as domestic and foreign policy priorities. The presidential address is traditionally attended by members of both houses of the Federal Assembly, as well as senior government officials.