On April 16, 2015, President Vladimir Putin will hold his traditional Q&A session with the residents of Russia. Nearly 2 million questions have been collected since April 9, according to the Kremlin spokesperson. At the conference starting at 12:00 Moscow Time (9:00 GMT), Vladimir Putin is also expected to answer questions asked via live link-ups from across the country. The Q&A session, Vladimir Putin's 13th in succession, will be broadcasted by the country's major TV channels and radio stations.
Sputnik gathered the most memorable pieces from Putin's annual Q&A session.
Experts have commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments during his annual Q&A session. During his traditional live Q&A session Putin answered questions from the public. The president received more than two million inquires.
Russia plans to build an orbital station by 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised Q&A session Thursday.
Russian state-run companies do not to publish their top managers' incomes as they cannot reveal the incomes of their foreign executive directors.
During his 13th annual Q&A session, Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin is concerned about Russian citizens fighting alongside the Islamic State and added that Russian security services are monitoring the situation.
President Vladimir Putin said he was confident that France will refund the money it owes for the failed Mistral deal, adding that Moscow will not insist on any penalties or fines.
In contrast with Nazism, the Stalin regime never attempted to eradicate ethnic groups, President Putin emphasized.
Vladimir Putin said the United States does not want to develop equal partnerships, but is interested in finding vassals. Russia, on the other hand, is not interested in this kind of relationship and the West needs to realize that it should find a compromise with Moscow instead of imposing its own views on Russia.
Kiev should treat Moscow as an equal partner, President Putin said.
Kiev's aggressive policy towards Donbass was a colossal mistake, the Russian President said.
Russia wants to help Ukrainian people to survive the ordeal and the country's ailing economy, that is why Moscow grants discounts to Kiev.
During his 13th annual Q&A session, Vladimir Putin said Russia will try to restore relations with Ukraine.
During his 13th annual Q&A session, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow sees no reasons to keep embargo on providing Iran with S-300 missiles and added Iran is demonstrating extreme flexibility and a clear desire to reach compromises on its nuclear energy program.
During his 13th annual Q&A session, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the size of the United States' national debt is a disturbing sign not only for the country itself, but for the entire global economy.
Vladimir Putin said Russia has the resources to overcome the economic slowdown with minimal losses.
During his 13th annual Q&A session, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian economy may, in fact, recover in less than two years.