Direct Line with Vladimir Putin
|Direct Line with Vladimir Putin|
|Created by||Vladimir Putin|
|Written by||Konstantin Ernst|
|Directed by||Alexey Gromov|
|Starring||Vladimir Putin (Responding)|
Sergei Brilov (Host)
Ernst Matskyavichius (Host)
Maria Sittel (Host)
Kirill Kleimenov (Host)
|Country of origin||Russia|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Executive producer(s)||Tatyana Remezova|
|Production location(s)||Ostankino, Moscow|
|Running time||3-4 hours|
Channel One Russia
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
720p (16:9 HDTV)
|Original release||December 24, 2001|
Direct Line with Vladimir Putin (Прямая линия с Владимиром Путиным) is annual special television program and a Q&A show mostly broadcast live by Russia-1, Russia 24, RT and Channel One Russia and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio of Russia radio stations. It is supported and directed by the Kremlin Press Secretary.
The show is running once a year. During Putin's Premiership the show was called Talk with Vladimir Putin. The Continuing. (Разговор с Владимиром Путиным. Продолжение).
During the program, Putin been asked questions from Russian citizens by telephone, and television inclusion from largest Russian cities. Since 2012, Putin received questions from the Internet, mostly concerns actual events.
Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions from an audience and those submitted by text, electronic mail, telephone, and live video during his annual question and answer session in Moscow.