At the time of posting this is still ongoing. Mr. Putin takes the podium at time marker 36:58 and proceeds directly to Q&A. A transcript will be available but will take some time. Update: Completed after 3 hours and 56 minutes. The president fielded the questions of 44 people, focusing on both domestic and international issues. Please follow the written transcript here.
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Putin’s speech comes amid a period of diplomatic confrontation with Western nations and a stand-off over the situation in Ukraine and Russian troop movements. The address to the Federal Assembly is often used to announce major changes in Russian domestic and foreign policy. This is the current live stream. The full and complete transcript is now posted. Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly The President of Russia delivered the Address to the Federal Assembly. The ceremony took place