The President will answer questions from Russia’s citizens regarding public and political affairs and the socioeconomic life of the nation, as well as international affairs.
People can ask their questions by either calling, sending an SMS or an MMS message, on the Direct Line website or via a special mobile application.
Questions to the Direct Line will be also accepted from users of two social networks: VKontakte (vk.com) and Odnoklassniki (ok.ru), where apart from writing text messages, users can submit to the President recorded videos with their question.
Additionally, users of the Moskva-Putinu and OK Live applications will be able to arrange their video channels with the Direct Line studio right during the live session.
Questions will be accepted from 8 am Moscow time on May 27, right until the end of the Programme. The most interesting and relevant questions will be addressed to the President during the live broadcast.
Calls can be made from any part of Russia to the following toll-free number: 8 (800) 200 4040. Calls from both mobile phones and landlines are free of charge. Calls to the message processing centre from abroad can be made to the following phone numbers: +7 (499) 550 4040, +7 (495) 539 4040.
Mobile text and multimedia messages can be sent free of charge to the number 04040 from telephone numbers issued by Russian mobile operators. Questions should be written in Russian and contain no more than 70 characters.
Questions to the President can also be posted on the website www.moskva-putinu.ru, or москва-путину.рф. Also on this page, one can find detailed information on the upcoming Direct Line, ways to get in touch with the Unified Message Processing Centre as well as previous sessions.
The official Moskva – Putinu application for mobile devices can also be used to ask questions from May 27.
The official groups in the VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks are vk.com/moskvaputinu и ok.ru/moskvaputinu.
Public Television of Russia (OTR) will provide sign language interpreting, which will also appear on the programme’s website, on June 7.