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

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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ParkAveFlasher yomutti2 Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:57 Permalink

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.

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slickrick Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

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.

small axe Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:18 Permalink

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.

Bai Suzhen Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:01 Permalink

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 Bai Suzhen Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:24 Permalink

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.

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Savyindallas Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:20 Permalink

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.