Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
The newly introduced amendments were passed in a national referendum last year and were supported by 77 per cent of Russians.
A key amendment ensured Putin’s grip on governmental power and protected the Russian president’s willingness to remain in charge.
The amendment allows Putin to stay in power until 2036. The 67-year-old Russian leader has served as president for more than 20 years which makes him the longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.Read more on gaytimes.co.uk