How Long Has Putin been President in Total?

How Long Has Putin been President in Total?

Putin has been President of Russia for a total of 22 years and 57 days.



His office of the Presidency started on December 31, 1999, when he was appointed as an acting president.

A sudden resignation by President Boris Yeltsin meant that Putin became Acting President of Russia. Immediately after taking office, Putin traveled to Chechnya to see Russian forces there.



A Presidential Decree on Guarantees for the Former Russian President and Members of His Family, signed by Putin on December 31st, 1999.

Putin’s first presidential term (2000–2004)

On May 7, 2000, Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of Russia. Mikhail Kasyanov, Russia’s Minister of Finance, was named Prime Minister by Vladimir Putin.

On June 2, 2000, Vladimir Putin and Tom Brokaw sat down for an interview. Putin’s popularity began to wane in August 2000 after he was accused of failing to handle the Kursk submarine catastrophe properly.

That was largely due to the fact that it took Putin several days to return from vacation, and much longer for him to actually visit the scene.

Putin’s Second presidential term (2004-2008)

Putin was re-elected to a second term as president of Russia on March 14, 2004, with 71% of the vote. More than 330 individuals, including 186 children, lost their lives during the Beslan school hostage incident in September 2004.


Putin’s Third presidential term (2012-2018)

After extensive charges of vote-rigging, Vladimir Putin triumphed in the first round of the 2012 Russian presidential elections on March 4, 2012, with 63.6 percent of the vote.

Opposition organizations have accused Vladimir Putin and the United Russia party of deceiving the public. The Russian opposition and international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) denounced the vote for procedural errors, despite measures to make the elections open, including the use of webcams in polling locations.

Putin’s Fourth presidential term (2018-Present)

More than 76% of the vote went to Vladimir Putin in Russia’s 2018 presidential election. On May 7, 2018, he began his fourth term, which would end in 2024.

Dmitry Medvedev accepted Putin’s invitation to establish a new administration on the same day. As part of the opening of the roadway segment of the Crimean bridge, Putin took part in a ceremony on May 15, 2018.



Putin signed orders establishing the new government’s composition on May 18, 2018. According to Putin’s announcement on May 25, 2018, he would not stand for re-election as Russian president in 2024, as required by the Russian Constitution

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