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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law paving way to rule until 2036

If elected both times, he would remain president until 2036, surpassing Josef Stalin as the longest-serving leader of Russia

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Vladimir Putin | Russia | Kremlin

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting. Photo: Reuters
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting. Photo: Reuters

Russian President signed a law allowing him to run for two more terms in the once his current term ends in 2024, a document posted on a government website showed on Monday.

The legislation, which can pave the way for Putin to stay in power until 2036 should he choose to do so and win re-election, reflects sweeping changes to the constitution last year.

If elected both times, he would remain president until 2036, surpassing Josef Stalin as the longest-serving leader of since Peter the Great.

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First Published: Tue, April 06 2021. 01:18 IST
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