Putin's Here To Stay - Will Seek Re-Election In 2018

Tyler Durden's picture

Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to run for a fourth term as Russian president in 2018.

Ending months of speculation over his plans to rule Russia, Putin made his announcement at the GAZ factory in Nizhny Novgorod after being asked by a worker to confirm his intentions, after declining to do so earlier Wednesday at a youth rally in Moscow:

"There is probably no better place and no better reason to announce this. Thank you for your support. I will run for president of the Russian Federation, " Putin said...

Russia’s forthcoming election is due on March 18, 2018.

With his approval ratings topping 80 percent, Putin is certain to win a quick victory in the March vote.

Putin has effectively been in power in Russia since 2000.

Will President Trump inflitrate Russia's social media sphere to support Putin? Will Mark Warner demand America 'meddle' as retaliation?

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Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Excellent even.

Hope for the free world.

07564111's picture

That he would seek another term was never in doubt. 2024 is the limit.

Theta_Burn's picture

Imagine 30 yrs ago, cheering on/hoping for a true RUSSIAN statesman, and it being a good thing for world politics..

Fukushima Sam's picture

What kind of a man pulls up the shirt of a young boy he does not know so he can kiss him on the stomach?

Putin, that's the kind.

Theta_Burn's picture

A bizarre Russian expression of harmless genuine affection?

Do you really believe Vlad is not a good statesman, and a sick pedo?

yomutti2's picture

Putin is such a thieving sack. The Russian people deserve much better.



BullyBearish's picture

thieving from thieves is not thieving...it's called RECOVERY

Bes's picture

an oligarch extending their presidency

past term limits.

now where have we seen that before?

............. anyone?  Beuller?  Beuller?

wildbad's picture

i feel safer already

IH8OBAMA's picture

LOL.  So glad we don't have that system here in the U.S.   I can't imagine being stuck with someone like Obama until he dies because the elections are all rigged.

Theta_Burn's picture

With an approval rating in the 90's?

yomutti2's picture

Once, long ago, he had such approval ratings. It's nowhere close now.

His Olympic cheating efforts have help paint Russia as one of the least trustworthy countries on earth. Long term, that won't help his popularity either.


ParkAveFlasher's picture

Your opinion has validity until he poses shirtless in front of the bear he just choked out from somewhere in the Kamchatka.  Now that won't indicate overwhelming fanboyhood pushing him up on everyone's shoulders, it indicates that his handlers are feeding out vanity pieces to signal his continual installation to that office.

yomutti2's picture


Yeah, exactly, the shirtless thing is typical third world strongman behavior. It makes both him and Russia look really primitive and simple.



STP's picture

That shirtless thing, sure wouldn't work for your Dear Hero, Obama.  It would make him look like an atypical weak faggot.

STP's picture

Wait, hold on a minute. He already looks like that. My bad.

opport.knocks's picture

Those ridiculous campaigns were started by his New York base Ad Agency, Ketchum, who have since been fired. One wonders who they were really working for.

RealityCheque's picture

Newsflash: nobody on earth gives a fuck about the olympics. And everybody thinks every athlete from every country is juiced to the tits. Because they are.

number06's picture

Even if they are, those athletes are not doped as part of a state program to deceive.

Even Lance Johnson had the guts to admit he cheated after he was caught. ru and pukeon? The same old same old doublespeak and keep lying and they cant prove it.

Escapedgoat's picture

................like Yelchin???????. ......You Moron

man of Wool's picture

Putin has been good for russia but they could do with a change. 

BOPOH's picture

Unfortunately this this is so true. Very sad truth...

Putin is a zion Chabbad agent, working full speed to turn mother Russia in to the spare promised land.

True old Russia is slowly dying... New westernized cabal-owned Russia emerging.

null's picture

Clearly, one who is beyond reproach.
Give Putin a break ... he is the best Russian leader America has ever had.

ZH Snob's picture

In my opinion, Putin is the greatest leader in the world right now.

At least he does the things he does for the benefit of the people of his nation.

spastic_colon's picture

that is, if they can get thru all of the USA meddling in their election /s

Grandad Grumps's picture

What ever happened to the original Putin? Presumably he is dead ... killed by who?

Cacete de Ouro's picture

I heard from a Moscow source that Putin used to supply elite pedos with pizza and hot dogs for their parties in the 1980s - early 1990s. This is his reward...

dark fiber's picture

I cant wait for CNN to break the news.  Russian involvement behind Putin's reelection. 

Yes they are dumb enough to publish a story like that.

Slammofandango's picture

The Russian involvement goes all the way to Vladimir Putin himself. Rachel Maddow has already connected the dots...

Slammofandango's picture

The Russian involvement goes all the way to Vladimir Putin himself. Rachel Maddow has already connected the dots...

Slammofandango's picture

The Russian involvement goes all the way to Vladimir Putin himself. Rachel Maddow has already connected the dots...

slickrick's picture

Now that's a player's player. And that suit is Ball-Rrrrr! I don't what happend to Trump, but he is Magila-Gorillin in his suits. Still love both players though.

Rolln's picture

What a piece of shit this guy

RationalExuberance's picture

Russia shills in force today

Davidduke2000's picture

I am in Canada but I do not mind comming to the us after Putin nuke you to dust you off my boots.

small axe's picture

as the caliber of American leaders declines, Putin's star rises, and with good reason. He stands up to the idiotic American leaders of the last dozen years and looks good doing it. His credibility is also bolstered by the fact that the most of the world considers "exceptional" Americans as nothing more than dangerous and arrogant fools.

roadhazard's picture

Presidente' for Life. Sounds a lot better than, Dictator.

Davidduke2000's picture

Russian democracy is 100% better than us democracy , once a president is elected nobody tries to unto the election like in the us.

Volkodav's picture

        Russia Federation is Federal Republic Government form


roadhazard's picture

In russia nobody gets the opportunity.Opposition dies fast , ya vol.

Mike Masr's picture

I think he should be crowned by the Holy Church as Tsar!

the French bitch's picture

Times are such that Putin is the only adult in the room now.

Bai Suzhen's picture

Putin and Xi are serious men.  On a lower level, so is Duterte.  And Aung San Suu Kyi.  Could also mention Bashar al-Assad.  In the West we have a various assortment of clowns, girly-men, childless cat ladies, and the rest of the gang who are in the pocket of the Tribe.

MEFOBILLS's picture

And the tribe also funds hypnosis to continue their rent seeking ways.  It is an advanced evolutionary construct honed over many centuries.  The tribesters are very dangerous and there has to be structures to counter their negative influence.

Those that are NOT caught up in the hypnotic BS are free thinkers, or come from societies that have insulated themselves.  

Hungary is trying to become an illiberal democracy on the same lines as Russia.  Why?  Because illiberal democracies have anti-bodies and structures in place to prevent color revolutions, bribery, buying out of the press, and general hypnosis and destruction that the Jews bring with them.  Rules for Radicals will not work in Russia. 

High civilization is impossible when acid is continuously being poured on the bonds of trust. Agents of destruction need to be kept out (Hungary keeps them out), or they need to have methods to prevent the world destroyers from having sway.

I would actually prefer a Constitutional Kingdom over an illiberal democracy, but Russia's illiberalism seems to be working.

Savyindallas's picture

Hail to the Chief! If only we had such a leader in the US. 

Our President and Congress can't so much as wipe their ass without getting permission from AIPAC. Even then there is a current or former Mossad agent surveilling them.