The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) that supports Vladimir Putin has suggested that the term “President” should be scrapped when referring to Putin and replaced with “Ruler”. This article by Isabel Van Brugen is published by News week. Here is an excerpt:
A pro-Kremlin party is calling for Vladimir Putin to be referred to as Russia’s “ruler” rather than as the Russian “president,” in order to move away from a job description derived from a foreign language.
The nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) proposed replacing the term “president” with “pravitel,” which means “ruler”, because the term “president” has not yet taken “root completely” in Russia, state-run news outlet RIA Novosti reported Sunday.
The LDPR said that using the term “president” has ” always embarrassed us.” The party argued in its proposal that the term was first used at the end of the 18th century in the U.S., and “much later (it) spread throughout the world.”
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