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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power. Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian lawmakers move to keep Putin in power past 2024

Mar. 11, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Wednesday rapidly rubber-stamped sweeping constitutional changes that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. If Putin won and completed two more terms as president, it would make him the ruler of Russia for 36 years — longer than any other leader...

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power. Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin backs term limit freeze allowing him to stay in office

Mar. 10, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count. The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to stay in office...

Russian diplomat pushes for nuclear pact's extension

Feb. 27, 2020 7:37 AM EST

A Russian diplomat on Thursday reaffirmed Moscow's push for extending the last remaining nuclear treaty with the United States, saying there is no time left to negotiate any changes to that. Vladimir Leontyev, a deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's arms control department, said during parliamentary...

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin says cabinet dismissal didn't come out of the blue

Feb. 20, 2020 4:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says the ouster of Russia's prime minister and a cabinet reshuffle that caught many in Russia off guard in January was not in fact unexpected, but he remains vague about the reasons for the move. In an interview to the state-run TASS news agency, the first episode of...