Putin to stand for fifth term as Russian president

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023
From The Center
Russia, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will stand again for a fifth term in office.

He spoke about his intentions during an awards ceremony for participants in the war in Ukraine.

It comes a day after officials set 15-17 March 2024 as dates for the presidential election.

Mr Putin's re-election is seen as inevitable, with opposition almost non-existent and Russian media completely under his control.

The 71 year old has already been in power in Russia longer than any ruler since Josef Stalin. A new term would see him...

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