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Vladimir Putin decides to run for Russia’s President again in 2024

An opinion poll shows that Vladimir Putin currently enjoys 80% approval rating inside Russia

Reports coming out of Russia are suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to run for Russia’s Presidential election again in 2024 which if elected, will keep him power till the year 2030. This comes amidst a very volatile time for Russia in a long time due to the Ukraine invasion.

An opinion poll showed that Putin currently enjoys an 80% approval rating inside Russia. Sources have said that Putin who turned 71 on 7th October, has made the decision and that his advisors were now preparing for the election campaign. The decision of running for re-election also comes on the backdrop of rumours saying that Putin’s health has deteriorated and had suffered a cardiac arrest a few days back which the Kremlin has completely dismissed.

Many sources are claiming that Putin has made his decision and he will very soon announce it to the world. Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “The president has not made any statements about this and the campaign has not been officially announced yet.” Peskov had earlier said that nobody would be able to compete with Putin if he decided to run for President.

Putin, a former KGB spy also faces one of the most serious set of challenges ever faced since the time of Mikhail Gorbachev, when the Soviet Union crumbled three decades ago. Now as Putin looks to take back Ukraine which was a major part of the Soviet Union, this has increased Russia’s confrontation with the west to the highest point since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Vladimir Putin first became Russia after the presidency was handed to him by Boris Yeltsin on 31st December 1999 and has since then served as the President. If re-elected in 2024, will make him the longest-serving overtaking the past USSR ruler Joseph Stalin.

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