Russian President secured 6 more years in power amid increasingly strained relations with the West
Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after an expected victory in 18 March presidential election. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with more than 76% of the vote, official results show. Speaking to reporters after the results announcement, he laughed off a question about running again in another six years. “What you are saying is a bit funny. Do you think that I will stay here until I'm 100 years old? No!” he said.