Putin swears to patch up with enemies

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin took oath for the 5th time  at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow. This is the same place where three kings of the Tsar family of Russia (Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II) were crowned.

After the oath, Putin said that we will become stronger. We will strengthen our relations with those countries who consider us enemies. He said that I will do everything possible to maintain public trust. Putin got 88 percent of the votes in the elections held in Russia on March 15-17. His opponent Nikolay Kharitonov got only 4 percent votes.

America, Britain and many European countries have boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of Vladimir Putin in Russia. Putin had earlier taken oath as President for the first time in the year 2000. Since then, he has become the President in 2004, 2012 and 2018 also.

In his speech after the oath, Putin said that we are ready for talks with western countries. It depends on them whether they want to interact with us or not. Western countries have consistently tried to stop development in Russia. They have been adopting an aggressive attitude against us for years. We will continue to work for a multipolar world order with our allies in Europe and Asia. We want all countries to have the same security system. To maintain independence and unity, Russia’s socio-political system must be flexible. We have to be prepared for any challenge or danger at all times.

Putin can remain President of Russia till 2036 (Vladimir Putin)

According to the Russian Constitution, no person can become President for more than two consecutive terms. Due to this, on May 8, 2008, Putin made former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev the President of Russia and became the PM himself. In November 2008, Dmitry amended the constitution to increase the presidential term from 4 to 6 years.

After this, in 2012, Putin again became the President of Russia. He continuously promoted nationalism and showed the people of the country dreams of regaining the prestige of the Soviet Union. In 2014, Putin attacked Crimea and annexed it to Russia. In January 2020, Putin abolished the two-term presidential limit through a constitutional amendment. To prove this correct, a referendum was also conducted in Russia.

About 60% voters participated in it, in which 76% supported Putin’s decision. With this, the way was cleared for Putin to remain President till 2036. With this, Putin can overtake Stalin who ruled the Soviet Union for almost three decades.

According to Forbes, Vladimir Putin was declared the most powerful person in the world four consecutive times from 2013 to 2016. Vladimir Putin is considered the richest person in Russia. Putin’s daughters are counted among the richest girls in Russia. Apart from this, Putin also has a very strong hold on the group ‘Oligarchy’ of Russian billionaires.

Why is this tenure important for Vladimir Putin?

Putin has been elected President of Russia for the fifth time. At the end of this term, he will become the leader who ruled Russia for the longest period, leaving behind Joseph Stalin. In fact, it is almost certain that Putin will remain President till 2036. However, during each of his tenures, Putin has taken such steps which proved important in maintaining his hold on Russia.

In a speech given in Munich, Germany in 2007, Putin described the breakup of the Soviet Union as ‘the most terrible tragedy of world politics in the 20th century’. He had said that this was the disintegration of historical Russia in the name of the Soviet Union. We became a different country. Most of what we created in 1000 years was lost.

This is the reason why after coming to power, Putin once again started making Russia a ‘superpower’. This effort also played an important role in keeping him in power. Putin began to increase influence in areas that were once part of the Soviet Union. Russia attacked Georgia in 2008. Due to this, Russia occupied the South Ossetia area of ​​Georgia.

Putin took many decisions to strengthen Russian nationalism. During his third term as president, Putin annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. After this, during the fourth term, he attacked Donetsk and Luhansk of Ukraine and declared them independent in 2022.

Despite this, Ukraine did not give up its insistence on joining the US-led NATO organization. When the dispute did not stop, Russia started military operation against Ukraine. Even today, more than 3 years later, this war continues. The biggest challenge before Putin is to maintain Russia and its influence on the world amid war.

For this reason Putin is not ready for ceasefire on Ukraine’s terms. If Russia now retreats in this war, then there is a danger of sending the message of Putin and Russia’s weakness to the world. Apart from this, since Putin came to power, most of the opponents who raised their voice against him have either died under suspicious circumstances or are in jail. In such a situation, Putin has also been accused of removing his opponents from the way.


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