“Direct Line with Vladimir Putin” received almost 600 thousand questions
UFA, 17 June 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Nearly 600 thousand questions were received by the “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin”. The data were announced on the air on the Russia-24 TV channel at 3 pm on June 16.
According to the statistics, 354,607 questions were received by telephone, 160,926 questions were written by Russians in SMS. Besides, 27 469 questions were sent using the application, 21 056 – through social media. In addition, 20,950 letters were sent to the website, and 14,119 people wrote MMS.
On June 20, 2019, at 12 pm, the annual special Direct Line with Vladimir Putin will be broadcast live by Channel One, Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, NTV, Public Television of Russia and Mir TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations, the official website of President RF informs.
People can ask their questions by calling, sending a text or MMS message, and via the program’s website or a special mobile application. Questions for Direct Line will also be accepted from users of Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks, where apart from writing text messages, users can submit a recorded video with their question for the President. Users of the Moskva-Putinu and OK Live applications will be able to contact the Direct Line studio during the live session directly. Questions will be accepted from 8 am Moscow Time on June 9 up until the end of the program on June 20. The President will be asked the most interesting and relevant questions 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 center from abroad can be made to the following phone numbers: +7 (499) 550 4040, +7 (495) 539 4040.