Putin un­sure of fu­ture

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Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Rus­sia for 16 years, says he has not de­cided yet if he is go­ing to run for of­fice again. Putin was elected in 2000 af­ter Boris Yeltsin named him his suc­ces­sor and re­signed on New Year’s Eve. Putin said in an in­ter­view with the Bloomberg news agency re­leased yes­ter­day that it is “too early” to speak about his pos­si­ble fourth term in of­fice and that he “has not de­cided any­thing for my­self yet”. Putin stepped down in 2008 due to term lim­i­ta­tions and as­sumed the prime min­is­ter’s seat for four years be­fore run­ning for pres­i­dent again in 2012. His rat­ings were high but on their way down be­fore Rus­sia an­nexed Crimea in 2014, a move im­mensely pop­u­lar with the Rus­sian vot­ers.

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