In keeping with a decade-long tradition, Vladimir Putin will hold a direct communication session during which he will respond to questions relating to the public, political and socioeconomic life of the country. As in the previous years, the questions for the President will be asked not only by the guests in the studio, but also people around the country, with whom Vladimir Putin will communicate during live broadcasts from Russian cities. People can also telephone or send text messages to the call centre. In addition, the programme website visitors will also be able to find out Vladimir Putin’s opinion on issues of concern to them. During the live broadcast, Vladimir Putin will be asked the most interesting and relevant questions submitted to the call centre and the website.
As in previous years the call centre will open on April 21 at 12:00 Moscow time and take calls until the programme's end.
The call centre can be reached from anywhere in Russia by dialling 8–800–200–4040. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.
Questions can be sent over the Internet through the programme's website www.moskva-putinu.ru or москва-путину.рф at the section Ask a Question.
Questions as text messages can be sent to the number 0–40–40. Text messages sent from Russia via any cell service provider are free. It is only possible to ask a question in Russian and with a maximum of 70 characters.