Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dmitry Medvedev has decided to communicate with Russian newspapers regularly.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will regularly give interviews to local print media. This is with reference to the press secretary Natalya Timakova Medvedev RIA News.
A statement was made after the April 13, the head of State answered questions on the chief editor of "Novaya Gazeta" Dmitry Muratov. They talked about the development of civil society, combating corruption and improving the judicial system, explained Timakova. According to the newspaper Kommersant, Medvedev also told that he thinks about the trial of criminal cases of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.
Interview of Dmitry Medvedev, which lasted about an hour, will be released in the "Novaya Gazeta" on 15 April.
Natalia Timakova also explained why the president chose, for the first interview is "the New newspaper". According to her, Dmitry Medvedev promised his Muratova, and one of the shareholders of the newspaper, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at a meeting held on 29 January, shortly after the murder in Moscow lawyer Stanislav Markelov and freelance correspondent for the publication of Anastasia Baburovoy.
Timakova not specify what the newspaper Medvedev will give the following interview, promising only that it will take place and will be "full."
Press Secretary of the Head of State also reported that Dmitry Medvedev, as promised, will meet with the editor in chief of Directorate of Information Broadcasting, NTV Tatyana Mitkovoy. April 19, the broadcast will be his interview that on the problems in housing construction.
C 15 February Medvedev meets monthly on the federal TV channels. The first interview he has given TV channel "Russia". One month later, on March 15 - "First Channel". Both interviews were mainly devoted to combat the economic crisis.

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