Some surprisingly blunt remarks trickled in on-screen as Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual, carefully scripted marathon call-in program. Tom Balmforth has more.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has answered about 70 questions in four hours. This is it for Direct Line-2017.
Four hours on the dot, Vladimir Putin has finished this year's Direct Line.
Q: Will there be another Direct Line?
A: If so, it will be direct like this.
"Everything will be alright," Putin says.