Putin does not intend to be Russia’s eternal President




However, he does not exclude the possibility of running for office in 2018 again.

Vladimir Putin does not have the intention to remain President of Russia forever, as this is bad for the country. This was stated by the head of the Russian State in an interview to TASS special project First People, at the same time without excluding the possibility of nominating himself for this post in 2018.

To the question whether Putin would remain President forever, the head of state answered: “No. This is not right for the country, it’s damaging, and I don’t need it,” he explained. “You see, I am in such a state and position, that nothing is secret…”

According to him, tiredness is not the matter. “I am accounting for today’s reality, the midterm prognosis… There is no point of me grabbing onto something. You see, no sense whatsoever anymore,” he explained.

“I know that I sincerely served and still serve, do everything to realize myself in this. And, I will repeat myself, grabbing onto something is counterproductive, damaging and completely uninteresting,” said the President.

Putin noted that the Constitution allows him to run for the highest post. “Yes, there is a possibility that I will be nominated again,” he said. “The Constitution allows it, but that does not mean that I will make such a decision.”

“I will take into account the general context, internal understanding, my own mood,” he added, noting that it is too early to think about it at the moment. “I don’t know whether this possibility will be taken advantage of, not yet,” said Putin.

We remind you that on March 6, 2000, early presidential elections were held in Russia. Putin was elected head of state. On March 14, 2004, Putin was elected for a second term with 71,31% of the votes.

On September 24, 2011 at the party assembly of Yedinaya Rossiya, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed to the delegates to support Putin’s candidacy as head of state. At the March 4, 2012 elections Putin was re-elected President.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina

Source: TVi

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  1. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

    What a pity ! We should miss him ! Please Mr Putin stay ! So we can see when they will throw you out ! I don´t want to miss that for all the world !

  2. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    Just the daily doublespeak from the Ministry of Propaganda. Tomorrow, it’s Lavrov’s turn to enunciate a cynical and hypocritical lie.

  3. Avatar Don Casavant says:

    Right!!! Everyone outside of Russia knows that you would kill your own mother to stay in power!

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Yup, and is’t that the same little chimpanzee that emphatically said he didn’t put russian apes, I mean troops in Crimea? Humans can never, ever trust a russian.

    2. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

      Or hide the daughters in Britain or Holland (Nederland)

  4. Avatar Rods says:

    His alleged theft of $100bn and with all the laws he has broken, including the illegal troops in Ukraine, I can’t see how he cannot stay president and not end up in jail?

    A much more prudent thing for Ukraine is to plan for the medium to long haul of halting any attempted Russian expansion of the DNR and LNR and reforming their country to make it a modern Western European country. Either this success will cause a Moscow Maiden to get rid of Putin or Ukraine through the investment of Western companies, working with Ukraine’s well educated, hard working, talented workforce will rebuild the economy, so the country can invest in first class armed forces, with advanced training and weapons, to get Russia to leave their territory.

    I only look at the illegal Russian forces and their illegal annexation of Crimea as a reasonably short term problem. Russia has very little apart from natural resources to sell to the world. Their political baggage means that Western Europe will concentrate on developing other energy infrastructure, so Russia will have to compete on price and terms, as just another supplier. In their partnership with China they are very much the junior partner and China will insist on buying at rock bottom prices, so profits are wafer thin. No sensible Western individual or company would consider investing in Russia with their arbitrary application of their laws to annex or close businesses on a whim, along with fabricated charges, convictions and prison sentences as a business owner, if you aren’t a favoured one in Putin’s inner circle. Sanctions and high interest rates to defend the rouble, means that all internal industries from multi-nationals to SMEs will struggle to get the finance they need and even if they do get the finance they will find it hard to turn a profit, with the high interest rates. The agricultural sector will continue to struggle through lack of investment and the continued deterioration of infrastructure to get the goods to market. The restrictions they are placing on their media and the Internet will make it much harder for any industry they do have to compete in the rest of the world, which is a globally connected marketplace.

    Once Ukraine’s PPP is higher than Russia’s, along with Ukraine’s political freedom and human rights, the writing will be on the wall for Putin and he know’s it. If Ukraine can have it all, whey can’t Russia, with Putin the obstacle! This is what really scares him about Ukraine moving west. It is therefore imperative for the West, Ukrainians and especially Ukrainian politicians that they make sure that Ukraine wins this economic war, even though Putin will try to make it as difficult as possible!

    1. Avatar Flexicoke says:

      Great summary.

    2. Avatar Don Casavant says:

      Well said! Agree 100%!

  5. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

    FUNNY ! But he does not speak much about beeing fired from St Petersburgh in 1996 . That was democraty, so that why !

  6. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

    this story, having originated from the ruSSia is not true, putler fully intends to rule the taiga paradise of russia. guys like this do not go away peacefully

  7. Avatar Murf says:

    Me thinks thou doth protest to much!