I'm not a Russian citizen but I nevertheless have a few questions for him. I'd like to imagine he'd have a go at some of these if they come up among the two-million-odd questions he's likely to be sent this week, but somehow I doubt it. So here are my ten questions I think Vladimir Putin won't be answering during the Q&A.
The fact that denouncing gay rights and threatening freedoms can be such a rallying cry for mainstream politicians in modern Russia, says more about the country as a whole than the national parliament. As abhorrent as the views expressed by some of the pioneers of this bill are, they're still largely representative.