MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) -- The unified call center, which is preparing a live interview with President Vladimir Putin, has received 447,972 messages from citizens of Russia and other countries.So now is your chance to write your question to Vladimir Vladimirovich. I'm fairly well impressed with the Kremlin's attempts at technical saavy, if not exactly impressed with their execution. Questions from past have included asking VVP ... what he was going to do about high gasoline prices in Russia, housing and infrastructure problems, complaints and questions about small pensions, and how he was going to bring meaningful jobs to the Russian economy. Predominantly populist or bread-and-butter politics, with a great deal of formal politeness.
Some 432,567 questions were asked by phone, and another 15,405 were asked on the Internet as of 6:00 p.m. Moscow time on Sunday, the website www.president-line.ru said.
The president will answer the most important and interesting questions on Wednesday, October 25. The fifth live interview with Putin will start at noon and be broadcast by Channel 1, Rossiya, Vesti, Mayak and Radio Russia.
The unified call center will be receiving messages until the end of the live interview.
Stationary and mobile phone calls from Russia will be received for free at 8-800-200-4040. A special line (7-495-645-1010) has been opened to receive questions from abroad. A toll will be levied on calls from abroad.
SMS-messages will be received at 0-40-40 starting from 6:00 a.m. Moscow time on October 25. The messages from any place of Russia will be free regardless the mobile phone operator. They must be in Russian and do not exceed 70 characters.
Internet messages will be received at www.president-line.ru. The website has posted verbatim records of the previous live interviews with Putin.
Actually, in this sense it points out that when it comes to politics in Russia, thinking with your wallet is as common as in the USA.