Russian President Vladimir Putin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's World War II victory at Stalingrad, now called Volgograd, on Feb. 2, 2018. Putin is assured an election win on March 18. But his fourth term will bring with it a period of pressing challenges for Russia and Putin's continued rule.
The predictable re-election of Vladimir Putin on March 18 ushers in an unpredictable fourth term for the long-time Russian president. All but assured a victory, Putin could remain in office through 2024, which would make him the longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin. In the West, Putin is labeled a narcissist,...
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