Putin to be inaugurated for fourth term

2018-05-07 03:42:00 GMT2018-05-07 11:42:00(Beijing Time) Sina English

Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West.

Putin, who has ruled Russia for 18 years, has promised to improve living standards at home during his next Kremlin term.

But he has remained silent on the issue of his succession -- despite this being an inevitable concern as the constitution bars him from running again when his fourth term ends in 2024.

 

This year Putin's minders are reportedly planning a fairly low-key inauguration ceremony that will not include a lavish Kremlin reception.

This time Putin is only expected to meet volunteers who took part in his election campaign.

Agencies

 

 

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