Putin to stand for fifth term as Russian president
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...