Putin to address Federal Assembly for the second time this year

Putin to address Federal Assembly for the second time this year
Vladimir Putin Photo: Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant

The final decision on the date of the address has not yet been made, however, according to Peskov, the event could take place before the end of 2018.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin plans to address the Federal Assembly before the end of 2018. Izvestia reports this with reference to press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

The final decision on the date of the address has not yet been made, however, according to Peskov, the event could take place before the end of 2018.

The previous address of the President to the Federal Assembly was announced on March 1, 2018. Earlier, Putin had addressed at the end of the year, but in December 2017 the tradition was broken. First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko stressed that the address to the Parliament is the right of the Head of state, and he can exercise it "when he considers it necessary."

The Article 84 of the current Constitution of Russia enacted in 1993 says "The President of the Russian Federation shall: address the Federal Assembly with annual messages on the situation in the country, on the guidelines of the internal and foreign policy of the State." Vladimir Putin has addressed the Parliament 13 times.

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