Russian President Vladimir Putin will give essential answers to all the questions asked by Far-Eastern inhabitants, said Yevgeny Anoshin, the press secretary of the President's plenipotentiary in the Far-Eastern Federal District. On December 24th Far-Eastern inhabitants asked the President more than 10,000 questions over the telephone, telegraph and on the Internet before and during the live contact on the TV companies ORT and RTR, the Radio of Russia and the Mayak radio stations. According to the press secretary, the two-hour live communication revealed hundreds of problems the people cannot solve without the help of the authorities. According to the plenipotentiary, the majority of questions concern the living standards of the Russian citizens, the social security, salaries and pensions. Secondly, they asked questions on the problems of economy, tax reform and relations between business and the authorities. The problems of compatriots in former Soviet republics take the third place in the list of the most popular issues.
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