MOSCOW, Might 07 (INP): Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on Monday.
Standing within the Grand Kremlin Palace’s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Corridor with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin swore to serve the Russian folks, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty.
Putin was inaugurated for his fourth term as president two months after more than 70 per cent of voters backed him in a presidential election by which he had no serious challengers. His most dangerous opponent, Alexei Navalny, was barred from running in that vote and on Saturday Navalny and lots of of his supporters were detained by police while protesting over Putin’s new time period below the slogan: “Putin is just not our tsar”. Putin, who is 65, embarks on his fourth time period in workplace buoyed by widespread popular assist however weighed down by a expensive confrontation with the West, a fragile economic system and uncertainty about what occurs when his time period ends. The Russian constitution bars him from operating again when his new terms ends in 2024.