11 February — 17 April
'We can't rely on robots in deciding the future of people' - Putin
December 23, 2016
The annual press conference was initially scheduled on Dec. 22, but was postponed by a day so that Putin could take part in the mourning ceremony of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, who was assassinated in Ankara this week.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as journalists show their posters with questions to him during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Source: AP