Valdimir Putin may rule Russia until 2036. A bill was recently passed by the Russian legislature that could potentially allow Putin to stay in power until 2036. Putin has now signed that law. The Moscow Times had this information. Here is an excerpt:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation formally granting him the right to stay in power until 2036.
Putin’s second consecutive and fourth overall presidential term ends in 2024, the year when Russia’s previous Constitution would have required him to step down.
But an overhauled Constitution that Russians approved in a nationwide vote last year allows Putin to run for two more six-year presidential terms. If elected both times, he would remain president until 2036, surpassing Josef Stalin as the longest-serving leader of Russia since Peter the Great.
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