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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has finished the 14th annual televised Q&A session, where over 3 hours and 39 minutes he gave answers to about 8 dozen questions.
The Direct Line was broadcasted by television channels "First," "Rossiya 1" and "Rossiya 24," by radio stations "Mayak," "VestiFM" and "Radio Rossii." The questions were received by a call center, via the program’s website, in video formats, as text or multimedia messages. This year, questions could be directed via a special group in VKontakte social network. Guests in the program’s studio also could talk to the president. The studio was organized near Kremlin, the audience featured politicians, public figures, culture and arts activists, heroes of popular television programs and ordinary people.
The Q&A session’s record was back in 2013, where the president answered questions for 4 hours and 48 minutes. In 2014, the program lasted for 3 hours 55 minutes.