Peskov explains why Putin doesn't use smartphone

Peskov explains why Putin doesn't use smartphone

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not use a smartphone.

Peskov said that using a smartphone envisaged full transparency which a president, "especially the president of such country as Russia, and such president as Putin" could not afford. 

The presidential spokesman continued by saying that life had taught him not to trust one source of information or a media outlet, adding that he always sought to check information he received.

"There are various folders with printouts, digests printed on paper and TV digests. There a variety [of sources of information] … The president can surf the internet by himself on a computer," Peskov told the Rossiya 24 broadcaster, when asked from what sources Putin received information.  

"As far as I know, he does not have a telephone," Sputnik cited him as saying.