The Kremlin is getting interested in Russia’s youth ahead of next year’s presidential elections, amid a growth in students at opposition rallies and research showing increased interest in politics among young Russians. In a rare, kid-targeted event, the Kremlin is rolling out its most popular talent Friday afternoon: Putin himself, who will use his exhaustive Q&A style for a planned 2 1/2-hour discussion with the nation’s youth.
"Why Is Vladimir Putin Holding a News Conference Just for Kids?" is from the July 21, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth and narrated by Caroline Miller.