Vladimir Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who announced that he will be seeking re-election in the upcoming polls. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • If he extends his rule to 2024, Putin will have led Russia longer than Leonid Brezhnev, who presided over an era of stagnation from 1964 to 1982 and became the target of derision in his later years.

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