A possible date for the final press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named: it could take place on Thursday, December 23. About it write “Vedomosti” citing a source close to the presidential administration and an employee of one of the federal TV channels.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said that the date of the press conference “will be announced on time.”
Another interlocutor of the publication noted that usually the final press conference is held on the third or fourth Thursday of December, and it is hardly advisable to hold it earlier. Another source said the press conference is unlikely to be used as a platform to address issues such as the fate of QR code initiatives. The President can express his position on this issue in the framework of workshops or meetings in the first half of the month, the source added.
Earlier, Peskov named the approximate date of Putin’s final press conference. According to him, it could take place in December 2021. Last year, the event took place via video link and became a kind of symbiosis with a direct line, added a Kremlin spokesman.
Putin has been meeting with journalists at a press conference annually since 2001. In 2020, the format of the event was changed: some of the journalists were with the president at his residence in Novo-Ogarevo near Moscow, and some communicated with him via video link from the World Trade Center.
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