Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a traditional end-of-the-year press conference on December 14 at 12:00 Moscow time (09:00 GMT), addressing the country's economic and social concerns as wells as issues on the international agenda.
The Russian president devoted considerable attention to Russian-US relations during the course of his regular year-end press conference. George Szamuely, a senior fellow at London Metropolitan University's Global Policy Institute, told Sputnik the three important things he took away from Putin's remarks.
Thursday's marathon press conference with the Russian president wasn't just serious business. Sputnik collected the top half-dozen most imaginative, curious, and hilarious moments from the event. Take a look!
This Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his signature annual press conference, where he faced a myriad of questions that touched on a wide range of issues, from foreign policy highlights to certain domestic issues.
On December 14, Vladimir Putin will hold his end of year press conference, an annual event garnering significant attention in Russia and around the world. Sputnik shares the four most important things you'll want to know to get a sense of the context behind the event.
Putin is holding his annual press conference for the 13th time, however, this year is likely to stand out, as the presidential election is approaching in Russia.