Putin Sworn In As Russia's President For Fifth Term

Putin Sworn In As Russia’s President For Fifth Term

Putin takes oath for the record fifth term as Russia’s president on Tuesday. At a glittering Kremlin inauguration, Vladimir Putin took power into his hands for the next 6 years.

Putin has been in power as president or prime minister since 1999 which shows his legacy over the past nearly 25 years.

After taking oath on the Russian constitution, in his inaugural speech Putin said –

We are a united and great nation,

We are a united and great people and together we will overcome all obstacles, realize all our plans, together we will win,

I assure you that the interests and security of the people of Russia will continue to be above all for me,

At the start of a new term, the Russian government is routinely dissolved so that Putin can name a new prime minister and cabinet.

The United States and most European Union countries boycotted the inauguration ceremony due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

It is to be noted that just a day before the ceremony, Russia announced plans for a tactical nuclear weapons drill.

Many critics say that Putin has transformed Russia from a country emerging from economic collapse to a pariah state that threatens global security.

The Russia-Ukraine war is Europe’s biggest conflict since World War II. As a result, Russia has been heavily sanctioned by the West. But countries like China, Iran, and North Korea have extended their support to Russia directly.

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