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    The upcoming annual press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin is highly anticipated by the media, receiving around 1,650 accreditation requests so far, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold his annual press conference on December 20.

    Last year, the number of journalists accredited for the event broke 2016 recors, with 1,640 journalists expected to attend, including reporters from the US, Germany, Japan, France, China, Poland and other countries.

    Typically, the President's large annual press conference attracts an audience of millions.

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