Peskov called for “more content” message from Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the announcement of the annual address to the Federal Assembly. 3 Dec 2015

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Annual Message of President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly in 2016 will be “very different”, but it will remain the main “Putin’s pivot”, told reporters Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said about the nuances of the annual Message of the President of Russia to the Federal Assembly in 2016. Although the message is “in General, the traditional format, but no message like the other.”

“So, of course, and this year it will be different in content, maintaining that Putin’s main terminal,” — said Peskov.

Date of announcement of the message of the President on December 1, three sources close to the presidential administration, called on November 21. The next day, it was officially stated on the Sands, while noting: “Theme never announce”.
He also said that the annual press conference of the President on 22 December.

By tradition, the head of state delivers a message to the Kremlin. On the announcement of the representatives of the elite: the leadership of the presidential administration, government members, state Duma deputies, Federation Council members, representatives, governors, public figures, editors of the media. Only the Kremlin on the day of the message going to thousands of people. The event is broadcast live all Federal channels.

The President’s message will be the thirteenth, which will be delivered by Putin. The previous was held on 3 December 2015, it lasted 58 minutes. RBC has identified 16 main topics of the Epistle of 2015. Significant place it took the incident with Turkey, when 24 November, the Turkish air force shot down a Russian bomber. “Perhaps, only Allah knows why they did it. And apparently God decided to punish the ruling clique in Turkey, depriving it of intellect and reason”, — said in his speech on this occasion, the President.

His speech Putin began by declaring a minute of silence for those killed in operation by Russian aircraft against terrorists in Syria.

According to associate Professor, Institute of social Sciences of Ranepa Catherine Shulman, all of the President’s message of recent years are quite similar to each other. According to her, one of the main functions of the event is “soothing”. The analyst noted that the message can be affected by traditional themes of corruption and improve the investment climate, she said in an interview with RBC.

“We need to listen to fleshed out suggestions expressed in formulas of the type “I consider it necessary to instruct the government to develop…” — this is followed by future assignments of which grow new regulations, said Shulman. — The value of the Declaration should not belittle our political elite listens carefully to what she considers the “signals” from the Supreme authority tries to interpret them to the best of their understanding and act on this basis”.

The expert believes that the message can be declared and the policy of reform of public administration. “The authors of the competing programs, hope to hear the message that some of its proposals. These expectations may be partially true, — said the expert. — Familiar provisions can hear the authors as “Kudrinskaya” and “Glazyev, belousovskaya” of the design teams in accordance with the principle of reconciliation and unity”.

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