Vladimir Putin has a busy work schedule as president, said his press secretary Dmitry Peskov. This is how he explained Mr. Putin’s refusal to participate in the pre-election debates.
“Putin is the current head of state who lives under a very busy presidential schedule. This fundamentally distinguishes him from other candidates,” Mr. Peskov said during a press call. According to a Kremlin spokesman, Russians can already see the president’s statements on all aspects of life almost every day.
Voting in the Russian presidential elections this year will be three days, from March 15 to 17. The Central Election Commission has registered Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the elections on January 29, and he will take part in them as a self-nominated candidate. Today, February 13, CEC reportedthat Mr. Putin refused to participate in the election debates.
The Central Election Commission also allowed Leonid Slutsky (LDPR), Nikolai Kharitonov (Communist Party of the Russian Federation), Vladislav Davankov (New People) to participate in the elections.
Details - in the publication "Kommersant" "Know Four".