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'I Am Sure That We Will Be Very Successful': Vladimir Putin Announces Re-Election Bid

Taking his time in Russia's two high offices into account, President Vladimir Putin is already one of the country's longest-serving leaders in the past 100 years, second only to Josef Stalin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his re-election bid during a visit to the GAZ car factory in Nizhny Novgorod. Source: Mikhail Klimentyev

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in office — which would keep him in the Kremlin through 2024, if he wins another six-year term as expected. Putin faces no serious threats in his re-election bid.

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