Putin sworn in as Russian president for fifth time


71-year-old Russian President Vladimir Putin has been sworn into office at a lavish Kremlin ceremony for a record-breaking fifth term.

Putin who has ruled Russia since the turn of the century, got a fresh six-year mandate in March after winning presidential elections. He had no opposition.

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Putin in his remarks at the event, said: “We are a united and great people. Together we will overcome all obstacles, we will bring all our plans to fruition, and together we will win” .

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