Russian President Vladimir Putin (Source: AFP/VNA) “Yesterday it became known, and I can confirm that the message really will be announced by the President on March 1st,” he said. According to Mr. Peskov, the President continues to work on the text of the message. “Naturally, the preparation of the message is associated with internal meetings,” he added. In 2017, President Putin has not delivered a traditional message. At the end of December last year, the first Deputy head of presidential administration of Russia Sergey Kirienko noted that this the right of the President and he can implement it when he deems necessary. The Russian presidential election will be held on March 18th. The incumbent President is running as the independent candidate./.