30 November 2009, Monday, 11:53
author: Marina Shumilova
The Chairman of Russian Government Vladimir Putin will hold the “direct communication line” with Russians on December 3 and it will be already the eighth direct talk. The TV-channel “Russia” reports the program will be called “Talking to Vladimir Putin: continuation”.
The first interactive communication of Vladimir Putin with Russians as the Prime-minister has taken place on December 4, 2008. It was different from his presidential “direct lines” by the number and the acuteness of the questions and by the atmosphere in the studio. The economic crisis had the effect on the questions of Russians, often having turned to the theme of dismissals, reduction of production and wages. The number of questions concerning private life of the Premier was also fewer. In 2008 Vladimir Pitin has answered 80 questions and requests, incoming by phone, SMS and internet. That talk was lasting three hours and eight minutes.
The “GOSTINY DVOR” in Moscow was chosen the site for communication of the Premier with Russians in 2008 and about 400 people, who had sent the most interesting questions, chosen by the public halls of “United Russia”, were found in the studio too. It should e noted that during the second Presidential TV-bridge of Vladimir Putin in 2002 one of the movable TV-stations for direct line with the head of the state was installed in the regional center of Aurgazinsky region of Bashkortostan – in the village TOLBAZY.