|Country of origin Russia|
Producer(s) Oleg Dobrodeev
Final episode date 14 April 2016
Written by Konstantin Ernst
|Original language(s) Russian|
First episode date 24 December 2001
Created by Vladimir Putin
|Directed by Alexey Gromov
Starring Vladimir Putin (Responding) Yekaterina Andreeva Sergei Brilov (Host) Ernst Matskyavichius (Host) Maria Sittel (Host) Kirill Kleimenov (Host)
Executive producer(s) Tatyana Remezova Ivan Kudryatsev Maria Morgun Dmitry Shchugorev Maria Kitaeeva Anna Pavlova
Networks RT, Channel One Russia, Russia-24, Russia-1, Public Television of Russia
Directors Alexey Gromov, Dmitry Peskov
Similar President, Duel, Vesti Nedeli, Crimea The Way Home, World Order
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).
There is also a Medvedev's equivalent TV show named Talk with Dmitry Medvedev (Разговор с Дмитрием Медведевым).
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.