Putin as President

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It’s interesting to note that it’s 19 years to the day since Vladimir Putin was first elected to the Russian presidency.

I don’t believe it’s been continuous, I think Medvedev spent four years as President too, but few western politicians have spent so long in high office, or achieved such levels of popularity, which he appears to retain to this day and Russia has certainly been transformed in those years, the Orthodox Church being reinvigorated, for example.

Naturally though, he remains a controversial figure in the West.

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