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"And we have it private matter of Mr. Prigogine",- Putin said. Any personal problem raised on the show is usually quickly solved as local officials scramble to please Putin.

Putin argued that Russian Federation had proved doubters wrong by developing weapons such as the Avant-Garde missile, which flies 20 times faster than the speed of sound.

After meeting Putin in Vienna, Van der Bellen said some US politicians claim that the European Union is too dependent on Russian gas, but overlook the fact that American liquefied gas is much more expensive.

Putin, who easily won re-election in March, has since 2001 used the annual phone-in with citizens to cast himself as a decisive troubleshooter on the home front and a staunch defender of Russia's interests on the world stage. The State Department will say that it has nothing to do with them - rather it is Mr. Soros' private affair.

The videoconferencing element was a new addition to the yearly call-in show.

"It is not our aim to divide anything or anybody in Europe", Putin said.

President Donald Trump, right, and Russia President Vladimir Putin in Vietnam in 2017. "And secondly, we regularly talk over the phone". In response to one, Putin reassured viewers that "World War III" isn't near.

Prigozhin has been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media because his restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries.

Putin and Trump spoke briefly at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam last November, and had two encounters during the G-20 summit in Germany last July.

One read, "Our lives are getting worse and worse".

When asked about Russia's ongoing military campaign in Syria, Putin argued Russia's military had gained valuable experience from participating in the Syrian conflict but seemed to walk back earlier repeated calls for a large-scale withdrawal of Russian forces. "It's only in the Kremlin that everything is wonderful". "And we will normalize relations with all our partners, including the United States, as well as those who are obedient to the U.S. and impose sanctions on us".

"It's connected with the pragmatic interests of the USA, as they are understood by the current leadership".

"At the same time, I also worked in the security services and know it is easiest to ban, and harder to find civilised solutions", he said.

Why did he warn Ukraine not to try anything during the World Cup?

Instead, he used the question to ridicule claims that the Kremlin tried to influence the 2016 USA presidential election.

"Overall, we are heading in the right direction", he said.

However, when asked if he will remain in power as prime minister after his current presidential term ends in 2024 - which the constitution dictates must be his last as president - Putin did not rule it out.

Peters was suspended from Fox News for a couple weeks in 2015 after using profane words to slam former President Barack Obama.