Are You Ready For Putin’s Annual Marathon Press Conference? Watch Behind The Scenes PreparationsRobin Kshlerin December 25, 2019 49 Comments
Tomorrow (December 19), at 12:00, the traditional Big Press Conference of Vladimir Putin will be held, the 15th in a row. It will be held at the World Trade Center in Moscow. A record number of media representatives are accredited to the press conference – 1895. There are screens at the WTC general hall that will do broadcast so that those who do not get into the main hall can also monitor what is happening. Typically, the president’s communication with journalists lasts more than three hours. My colleague Boris Maksudov reports on the preparations. Everything should be perfectly smooth at the President’s big press conference. Special attention is paid to colors. Designers picked up a beige color for the background and bright blue chairs this season. There will be more journalists than usual, and so they had to add another tier. Arranging chairs is a simple task. But in fact, almost a thousand people will be present here. And it is very important that these chairs are arranged so that the journalists see Vladimir Putin, and the head of the state sees all the reporters present. Nine hundred people in the hall, which means at least nine hundred questions. How to attract attention to yourself, what size posters should be and what place is better to take. On average, every fifteenth journalist manages to ask the president his question here. For the sake of this unique chance, they come from all over Russia. Look, I have two options, one raspberries color, other one red. – Better red so you get noticed. – Here’s the third one with Dagestani ornaments. If the style, then more impressive. If the color is brighter. And be sure to decorate with a Dagestan ornament. Khadizhat Mazgarova is at the big press conference for the second time and knows for sure that to stand out among hundreds of others means to get an opportunity to be heard Often the regions have common problems, so answers to other questions can be answers to your questions Fifty tons of equipment is needed for the answers not only to be heard correctly but also to be seen. Acoustic systems, lighting devices, and thirteen broadcast cameras. Traditionally, the big press conference is gathering a multimillion-dollar television audience worldwide. The past conference reached more than a billion views on social networks. This is the backstage of the great press conference. This will not be shown during the broadcast, but it is within these walls that they determine what millions of viewers will see. The video operation room. The task of the directors is to show the most interesting scenes. This will be the fifteenth great press conference for Vladimir Putin. The format remains the same: any of the journalists can ask any question to the head of state. To attract attention, journalists are often too emotional. Their posters cover the cameras, but the directors are ready for any surprises. For the president, this is one event, this is a summing up of the year. For journalists from all over the country, this is another story. Besides the fact that this is an opportunity to communicate, they come to the capital, they should not come somewhere in the hangar, where “go, don’t step in there,” but still, the festive mood should be from the beginning There are almost two thousand accredited media representatives. The main curiosity is how long the president’s communication with journalists will last and what they will ask the head of state. As stated in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin is ready to answer any question.