A small signature for a new lease. While his opponent Alexeï Navalny languishes in a penal colony, Vladimir Poutine is preparing for the future. The Russian president signed a law on Monday allowing him to stand for two new terms, the current one ending in 2024. Enough to allow him to stay in the Kremlin until… 2036.
At 68, the former KGB has held the reins of the Federation for more than twenty years, gradually approaching the record of longevity at the helm of the country since the revolution, held by Stalin (twenty-six years). And to achieve this, Vladimir Putin had to change hats several times, play with the Constitution and rely on his faithful Dmitry Medvedev. How did he get there? Our partner, Statista, retraced this journey to the top of the Russian state here: