(QHA) -

Annual call-in show called "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin" started on Thursday.

It is the twelfth annual show, during which Russian President answers the questions from the public.

The show is broadcasting on the air of Russian state TV Channels.

The majority of televised questions traditionally come from people around the country, with whom Putin communicates via video linkups to various Russian cities, while many urgent and touchy issues are addressed by guest journalists, who are invited to the recording studio to take part in the question and answer show.