13 Dec 2019 22:18

Nearly 1,900 journalists accredited for Putin's press conference

MOSCOW. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Yet another record has been set for the number of journalists wishing to cover this year's big press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The president's 15th press conference will be held on December 19. According to the Kremlin's website, a total of 1,895 Russian and foreign media representatives have been accredited, an increase from 1,702 last year.

The number of media representatives covering the event is growing each year.

Putin's annual end-of-year press conferences have been since 2001. The length of a press conference is never known until the event has taken place. The longest one was in 2008: four hours 40 minutes.

Last year's press conference lasted three hours 45 minutes.