In 2018 the annual message of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly will not.
This tells the media, citing a statement by the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
Peskov also said that Putin will address the Federal Assembly, but in 2019.
“In December, the message will not. It will be held next year”, – said Dmitry Peskov.
In addition, a Kremlin spokesman could not answer the question about the exact date when the President will address to the Federal Assembly.
In November, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov reported that before the new year, Putin’s appeal to the Federal Assembly as part of a new presidential term may not occur, and it may be postponed for 2019.
Note that the message of Putin to the Federal Assembly annually held at the end of the year, in November or in December in the period 2000 to 2016. In 2017, Putin has not addressed. The last time the President addressed the Parliament on 1 March 2018.
Prior to that, from 2000 to 2007, the head of state addressed the Parliament in the first months of the year. Mainly in the period April-may.
We add that the message of the President to Federal meeting is a public appeal, which usually takes place annually. In the event, the head of state refers to both houses of Parliament and tells the main situation in the state.
In addition, the President, as a perspective defines the main directions of internal and foreign policy of the country.