Russian President Putin signs law allowing him to remain in power for an additional 15 years

Putin, who will be 83 in 2036, already served two consecutive terms as president from 2000 till 2008, when he had to step down according to the rules of the previous 1993 constitution.

Russian President Putin signs law allowing him to remain in power for an additional 15 years
Russian President Putin signs law allowing him to remain in power for an additional 15 years

Russian President Putin on Monday signed a law that opened the door for him to remain in power until 2036.The Russian president's term ends in 2024, and he can now run two more six-year terms.This move, made possible by a referendum on constitutional amendments in 2020, means Putin could surpass Stalin because the longest-reigning leader in Russia since Peter the good consistent with The Moscow Times.

Putin assumed the presidency in 1999. During his time in office, Putin has garnered a reputation as an anti-democratic leader who ruthlessly cracks down on dissent. Putin's opponents have often died in violent or mysterious ways or been subjected to serious harm, including poisoning.

The Russian president's most prominent critic, the anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with the nerve gas Novichok in August and nearly died. Navalny accused Putin of orchestrating the poisoning, and leaders across the planet - including President Joe Biden - have condemned the Russian president over the incident.

After receiving treatment in Germany for several months, Navalny was arrested upon returning to Moscow this year and faced charges of violating the terms of a suspended sentence for fraud in 2014 - a conviction the ecu Court of Human Rights described as politically motivated. Navalny is behind bars and on a fast , saying he is not being given proper medical treatment. Beyond going after opponents on the domestic front, Putin over the years has become increasingly aggressive with Russia's policy . Putin sparked outrage worldwide with the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Russian interference in US elections and a war involving Kremlin-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, among other issues, have led to major tensions between Washington, DC, and Moscow.During an interview in March, Biden mentioned Putin as a "killer," prompting outrage from the Kremlin.

"When i used to be a toddler once we argued within the courtyard, we said the following: 'If you call someone names, that's really your name,'" Putin responded. "When we characterize people or maybe once we characterize other states, people it's always as if we are looking within the mirror."

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