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700,000 Questions for Putin

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to hold his annual live conference call Thursday, with some 700,000 questions submitted by the public by e-mail, phone and text messages as of Wednesday, Interfax reported.

Complaints about housing problems are the most popular, accounting for 21 percent of the whole, RIA-Novosti said. Security matters make up 17.5 percent of the questions, and social welfare 12 percent. The conference call will air at noon and will be broadcast by Rossia-1 and Rossia-24 television, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio.


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