Final Question: Why do you have these Q and As? What do you want to know?
Putin: This is the most important opinion poll.
Question from a concerned woman from Odesa, Ukraine
Putin: We all know what happened in Odesa and at a certain point the people of Ukraine will offer a proper assessment of this barbaric act. (Putin is referring to the fire at Odesa's trade union building last May that killed more than 40 people -- largely supporters of pro-Russian separatists.)
Q: Would you like to clone yourself?
Serious domestic issues dominating.
Putin says no plans to raise retirement age.
A woman asks about lack of medicine for palliative care. Says that a suffering child was denied morphine during her last days. This is a serious issue that our own Claire Bigg has covered in depth.
Question: My son is very sick and needs drugs, but the drug stores say they're not available. Please do something about that.
Putin: I would like to get all of the contacts for that woman. You have the right to get those medicines. We gave the Health Ministry extra money and they said they don't need it because they have enough. If people don't get this access then it's a crime.
Anchor: Many say that drugists ask for money even though they're not supposed to.
Putin: That's why we have these Q and As. Give me all of the information.
Another question about business
This Q and A is almost all about economics and small business. Very different from past events.
Kind of adorable kid asks Putin how many hours he sleeps, because he wants to be president too.
Putin: It's okay that you sleep a lot. That just means you'll be a healthy president.