The book "Ruslan Khasbulatov. Political Profile" by Yury Marechenkov was presented in Moscow this Wednesday. The author, the former chairman of the Chechen-Ingush radio and television broadcasting committee and chief of the Russian Supreme Soviet press-service, noted that one will be able to come across many previously unfamiliar facts in this book which offers only the truth.
At the ceremony, Ruslan Khasbulatov, the former speaker of the Russian Supreme Soviet, thanked the sponsors of that event "for modesty since he was neither a banker nor an entrepreneur but a common professor." Khasbulatov reported that he had not read the manuscript but liked the book as "a laconic, compressed but passionate work".
The ex-speaker said he had a very busy life schedule. "I am happy I am so busy, working 18 hours a day," noted Khasbulatov. He is now completing a five-volume book under the title "The Kremlin and Chechen-Russian war". "There is hardly any other person being as well aware of the theme as me," claims Khasbulatov.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign