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MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will answer questions from journalists live on Thursday. In the program "Conversation with Dmitry Medvedev," the prime minister will talk about the main results of the outgoing 2016 and outline plans for 2017.
The traditional annual interview, which will become the ninth for Medvedev, will start at noon Moscow time. "We expect that such topics will be covered as economic results of the year, government’s plans for next year, results of the elections to the State Duma," Medvedev’s press sercretary Natalya Timakova said.
Representatives of five TV channels will address their questions to the prime minister. Among them are Valery Fadeev from Channel One, Sergey Brilev from Rossiya TV channel, Irada Zeynalova from NTV, Mikhail Fishman from Dozhd TV channel, and managing director Elmar Murtazaev from RBC.
Medvedev tried this format for the first time on 24 December 2008 when he served as the Russian President. The very first interview was not broadcast live. All following sessions were broadcast live and typically lasted for about 1.5 hours. The last live conversation between Medvedev and journalists took place on 9 December 2015.