Alex opens with a clip from yesterday’s Forum in which Putin is telling a joke which was told to him. He somewhat focuses on the very very long Q and A which followed Putin’s speech. Putin had no notes, no teleprompter, and spoke for nearly 5 hours. When the moderator suggested they stop after about four hours, Putin said, no, we’ll keep going.
Putin revealed his sense of humour; he was very confident and prepared.
Alex reads some of the text so that listeners can hear the words and decide for themselves what they think.