Russian President Putin to seek new presidential term in 2018

Russian President Putin to seek new presidential term in 2018
Copyright Reuters
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied
ADVERTISEMENT

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he would seek re-election in March 2018, a contest opinion polls show he will comfortably win, setting the stage for him to extend his dominance of Russia's political landscape into a third decade.

"I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation," Putin told an audience of workers at a car-making factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod.

With approval ratings at 80 percent, Putin is expected to win comfortably in the March 18 vote. 

Putin has been in power since 2000. 

The "SUPERPUTIN" exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art displays various portraits of the Russian President. 

Putin art show Moscow

(with Reuters)

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Winter Olympics ban 'part of campaign to pressure Russia'