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    President Putin's Annual Q&A Session 2017

    President Putin is set to hold his annual "direct line" Q&A call-in session on June 15. It will be the 15th event of its kind.

    Putin’s Q&A session in 2016 lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes; the Russian leader answered 80 questions out of the 3 million that were collected using various means from residents throughout Russia..

    The annual program will be aired by the TV networks Channel One Russia, Rossiya 1 and Rossiya 24, as well as several radio stations at noon, Moscow time (09:00 GMT).