Russia’s president serves as both heads of state and military commander in chief of the armed forces. To put it simply, it is in the highest position in Russia.
Since December 25, 1991, it has been known as the president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
According to the 1978 Russian Constitution, the president of Russia was head of the executive branch and head of the Council of Ministers of Russia.
President Vladimir Putin is not a member of Russia’s executive branch, according to the country’s 1993 constitution.
How Many Times Putin Became President?
President Putin has been president of Russia for four (4) terms. His First Presidential term was from 2000 to 2004.
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.
Russia’s billionaires and Putin appeared to make a “great agreement” during Putin’s time in office between 2000 and 2004 when the country’s destitute state was rebuilt.
Russia’s oligarchs were able to keep most of their power in exchange for a public endorsement of Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia went through a period of turbulence for about a decade. Putin called the fall of the Soviet Union the “biggest geopolitical calamity of the Twentieth Century” in a Kremlin speech in 2005.
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.
People protested against Vladimir Putin during and after the presidential election.
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.
On June 14, 2018, Vladimir Putin inaugurated the FIFA World Cup for the first time, which was held in Russia.