Vladimir Putin, Russia’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin, will run the country until 2024.
On May 7, he was inaugurated amid an economic slowdown and a strained relationship with Europe and the U.S.
CGTN’s Julia Lyubova reports from Moscow.
To discuss Putin’s new term and the challenges:
- Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist for the Novaya Gazeta.
- Aurel Braun is a professor of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
- Harlan Ullman is a senior adviser for the Atlantic Council.
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former adviser to the Kremlin and Russian analyst.
Vladimir Putin is again inaugurated as Russia’s president. His new term will last another 6 years after 18 in power as either prime minister or president.
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