Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference is his day to shine. This year he is certain to take questions on Russia's involvement in Syria, the Ukraine, and the US election. He is expected to answer with as much swagger as ever.
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Russia will attract a lot of attention in 2018, due to the presidential election and the Soccer World Cup. But it's already clear that one event will be much more unpredictable than the other, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
A timeless ritual in Moscow that is broadcast across the nation: The annual press conference of the Russian president. The spectacle says as much about Russian journalists as it does about Putin, Miodrag Soric says.
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