The date of President Vladimir Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly has not yet been determined, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to a related question. He is quoted by RIA News Wednesday, February 10th.
He also denied reports that the date is set for February 24.
On February 8, the spokesman for the Russian leader said that in his speech, Putin will talk about the socio-economic, technological and other development of the country. In particular, according to Peskov, the president will touch upon the upcoming elections to the State Duma.
In November, it became known about the postponement of the event to the beginning of 2021. Dmitry Peskov then explained that there is no legal obligation of the president to read out the message before the end of the calendar year. It was later reported that the president’s message could be organized in mid-February.
The previous time, Putin addressed a message to the Federal Assembly in January 2020. Then he proposed to amend the Constitution, and before making amendments to hold a nationwide vote. In the summer, the Russians supported the proposed changes.