31 March 2015, Tuesday, 14:16

Questions for Vladimir Putin’s Direct Line will be received since April 9


UFA, 31 March 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. The TV call-in show with the President of Russia will be held on April 16. Questions to Vladimir Putin can be sent since April 9. A week before the telecast special call-centres and website will be opened, TASS reports referring to "Izvestia" newspaper. Questions can be asked through a special toll-free number, sending a free SMS, or via the Internet.

Earlier prior to the call-in show crooks appeared who created the fake Web sites of the TV show demanding to pay 50 rubles per question. It is expected that this time scams will also intensify.

The current Direct Line with Vladimir Putin will be broadcast by several TV channels and radio stations. For the first time a live dialogue with the head of the state took place on December 24, 2001. Then the President answered 47 questions of Russian citizens, broadcast lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. During the TV broadcast in 2014, the head of the state answered 81 questions; the program duration was 3 hours 54 minutes.