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Putin delivers key speech to Russian parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun delivering his annual address to the Federal Assembly. The president will give his assessment of the situation in Russia and his vision of Russia’s future plans at Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor.

This year’s address is already the twenty-eighth in Russia’s modern history and the eighteenth for Putin. The event is broadcast live on TV channels Rossiya-1, Rossiya-24 and Channel One. Sign language translation is available on Russian Public Television (OTR), and a text broadcast is available on its website.

  • The duration of the event is not regulated.

Source: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing the Federal Assembly, the country’s main legislative body, in a key annual program speech.

  • The Kremlin said ahead of the address that the president is expected to provide an extensive assessment of the ongoing military campaign in Ukraine, as well as commenting on the global situation. He will also set out Russia’s foreign and domestic policy goals for the near future.

Under the Russian constitution, the country’s president should address the parliament every year.

Previously, such events were regularly held in December. In 2022, the speech was postponed amid the continued military conflict between Moscow and Kiev.

At that time, Putin cited rapid developments that made any thorough assessment of the situation quite difficult as the reason for postponing the event. The speech is now being held ahead of the one-year anniversary of the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

  • The Federal Assembly consists of the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, as well as the Federation Council, the upper house.

Source: RT