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More than 1,300 journalists accredited for Putin’s major news conference

December 11, 2013, 13:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a major news conference due on November 19 at the International Trade Centre on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment as in the previous year. As many as 1,319 journalists were accredited for the presidential news conference. The Kremlin press service has sent the e-mail messages to them.

The Kremlin press service reported that the live conversation with the president will traditionally begin at the noon Moscow Standard Time and the president will decide on its duration himself. People should get in the conference hall in advance from 08:30 Moscow Standard Time and not later than an hour before the beginning of the news conference.

When Putin occupied the post of the president in 2000-2008, his traditional major news conferences were held at the 14th building of the Kremlin. However, the building is under reconstruction for the past two years.

The TV channels Rossiya-1, Rossiya-24 and Channel One as well as the radio stations Mayak, Vesti-FM and Radio of Russia will broadcast live the presidential news conference.

The free wireless Wi-Fi network will be accessible at all places, from where questions will be put to the president during the news conference. The news conference will be translated in English, French and German. The presidential press service also cared about the catering for the journalists.

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