Russian emperor: Putin Is Sworn In as Russia’s President

Vladimir V. Putin took the oath of office for a fourth term as Russia’s president, in a ceremony staged in a gilded Kremlin hall and replete with pageantry that highlighted his vast accumulation of authority after nearly two decades in power. A former KGB agent, has ruled Russia as prime minister or president for more than 18 years, and in that time has crafted an image as a steely nerved leader and the man best qualified to rebuild his country after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At home the domestic economy has continued to lag... He has also clamped down on critics, arresting scores of opposition activists and restricting the media. In meantime, In meantime, there was Russian annexation of Ukraine, their military presence in Syria, poisoning its agents in UK...

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In 6 years the opposition will give it another go. If they are allowed to vote from the gulags.

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As once upon a time....As the old, Russian monarchy was eliminated, it's new strain has prevailed and gets even stronger. Putin proves himself to be the latest. The only one exception is that he could not inherit his throne to his children. Two decades on the top, and his main opponents are in the jail, dead or expelled...

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Another 6 years of more corruption, money laundering, victims of war in Syria and Ukraine..Putin will be the de facto ruler of Russia until the day he dies. That's how the Mafia works. You don't retire...

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What a transformation?! It’s sad to watch Russian democracy become a dictatorship.  It’s making the world less safe and harming Russians. Putin is and has been stealing Russian wealth to make a few people very rich.

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Russia, Turkey and Venezuela, amazingly similar in their respective styles of thugs styles of leaderships... Just amazing. 

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thuggishness begets thuggishness. but i can think of a few other existing or emerging thugs. Let's start with MBS (appropriation of business assets to fund Vision 2030, and Trump is working his way up the thug charts. 

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Putin is a leader supported by most people of his country. God bless such leaders!

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Im interested in russian history and in my opinion Putin is best russian ruler after death of Alexandre II in 1881.  Its a pitty he is so demonized in the western media only because he wants a multipolar world.

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