07 May 2024, 15:23

Putin takes oath for record fifth presidential term

MOSCOW, May 7, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin was Tuesday sworn into office at a lavish Kremlin ceremony for a record-breaking fifth term with more power than ever before.

The 71-year-old has ruled Russia since the turn of the century, securing a fresh six-year mandate in March after winning presidential elections devoid of all opposition.

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