Russian roundup: Putin goes live on air

Death plot in Iran; anti-fascist riots in Kiev
Questions being accepted for Putin's live broadcast

MOSCOW. Oct 14 (Interfax) - Questions are being accepted for President Vladimir Putin's live call-in interview to begin at noon, Moscow time, on October 18, the Kremlin press service has reported.

Putin will answer questions from the public in a live broadcast to be put on by Rossiya television, Channel One, the Vesti information channel and the Mayak and Radio Rossii radio stations.

Questions will be accepted from noon, October 14, and can be posted on the hotline website, or sent in by telephone 8-tone-800-200-4040 from any part of Russia. Town and mobile phone calls will be free, and from foreign countries, +7 (495) 645-1010, chargeable.

SMS messages will be accepted from 6 a.m., Moscow time, on October 18, at 0-40-40. SMS messages must be in the Russian language only and have not more than 70 characters. They will be free from any part of Russia via any operator.

Murder attempt on Russian president prepared in Tehran - Russian source

MOSCOW. Oct 14 (Interfax) - According to various sources outside Russia, an attempt on the life of the Russian president will be made during his visit to Tehran, a reliable source in Russian special services told Interfax. Several group of suicide terrorists were trained to commit the murder, the source said.

Demonstrators clash with police at anti-fascist rally in Kiev

Kiev. Oct 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Demonstrators clashed with police during a rally organized by the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (PSPU) to commemorate victims of fascism in Kyiv on Sunday.

"A demonstrator climbed over a fence obstructing the passage to hand a letter to a police officer saying that Hreshchatyk had been cordoned off illegally. He was arrested," a PSPU leader, Volodymyr Marchenko, told Interfax.

In protest, demonstrators threw themselves towards the police and began kicking against police shields until they were pushed off by the Berkut riot police squad.

The situation has been brought back to normal.

Meanwhile, the nationalists are holding a rally marking the 65th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Sofyiskaya Square within a 15 minutes' walk from the site of the rally.

A Kiev district court earlier granted a suit filed by the city authorities and banned mass rallies on Hreshchatyk and Independence Square on October 14.

The court obliged the organizers of the events celebrating the anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army not to go beyond Sofyiskaya Square, and the demonstrators marking 63 years since Ukraine was liberated from Nazi Germany to stay on Bessarabskaya Square.