This year the ceremony takes place in Gostiny Dvor, in the very center of the capital, on Red Square.
Photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
The Komsomolskaya Pravda political observer is one of the few journalists in Russia who was present at almost all events for the announcement of the traditional Head of State Address to his parliament and government.
This year, the ceremony takes place in the Gostiny Dvor, in the very center of the capital, on Red Square.
– How does this event differ from the previous ones, starting from the period of Boris Yeltsin’s term as president of the Russian Federation? In Yeltsin’s time, we journalists could take the text of the message on the eve of the events in the Kremlin, – the political observer opens the journalistic kitchen. – Of course, not explicitly, but secretly. Well, for example, to rob some careless Kremlin official from the table. And it was possible to know in advance what will be discussed. Because it was this text that Boris Nikolayevich read.
Now, until the last moment, we do not know what will happen and how.
Perhaps for the first time even the presidential press service will decipher Vladimir Putin’s live speech as Komsomolskaya Pravda.
That is, they did not give us any preparation in advance. We all watch and listen along with the entire audience of a live television broadcast.
Another feature of today: today there are a lot of military here, which were not there before. a lot of women
I must point out that the access system and the security system are impeccably organized. Just brilliant. There is no excess organization involved.
In times past there were times when it was hard to “get over” the opportunity to walk on the sidelines. Now this is not the case, although there are many journalists. In my opinion, there are more of them than guests, participants in the event.