Thursday, December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin for the eleventh time, holding its traditional press conference. This time it about 1,400 accredited Russian and foreign journalists.
Traditionally, the press conference started with questions about the crisis. Putin began his response with an anecdote about black and white stripes, and then said that the peak of the economic crisis in Russia was over, and started to quote figures proving that the Russian economy, particularly industrial production and agriculture, are experiencing slight growth.
Putin thanked «the farmers for their work» and, responding to a question about the work of the government, stated that the «extra mess only bothers».
We will remind that a press-conference of the President of the Russian Federation in 2014 lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes. The focus of the press conference was devoted to economic issues and the conflict with Ukraine. While Putin claimed at a press conference that the ruble will quickly return to their former positions, the Russian currency reacted to this new drop against the Euro and the dollar.
The longest press conference of Putin took place in 2008 and lasted 4 hours and 40 minutes and the shortest in 2001 — 1 hour 33 minutes.