On May 7, Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of the Russian Federation for the fourth time.
Putin got a record high number of votes in the March 2018 election, the fourth one in his political career – 76.7% and secured a new presidential term for himself that will last six years.
The ceremony began at 12 am in the Grand Kremlin Palace that overlooks the southern wall of the Kremlin and the Moskva River. After Putin pronounced the oath in the St Andrew’s Hall, he made a speech pointing out the trajectories of the domestic and foreign policy.
“Russia will continue to build up its strength while its people will live better. This support is also essential for asserting our positions on the international stage and for taking resolute action for promoting far-reaching, positive change within the country”, Putin stressed.
According to President, modern important events of history demand “historical decisions that will determine the fate of motherland for forward decades”.
Putin also emphasized the necessity of the contemporaneity of outlook to develop Russia:
“We should keep pace with the global changes and organize our breakthrough development agenda so that no obstacles or circumstances could prevent us from determining our future on our own and only on our own and from implementing our boldest plans and dreams.”
President underlined the strength of the country at the international scene:
“Russia is a strong, active and influential participant in world affairs. Its security and defenses are well guaranteed. We will continue to pay the required, unflagging attention to these matters.”
Concluding the speech, President pointed his aim to glorify Russia and realize the expectations of Russian people:
“I believe my duty and the meaning of my entire life is doing everything for the sake of Russia, for its peaceful and prosperous present and future, for the sake of preserving and continuing our great people, for the sake of well-being in every Russian family.”
As for the Chairman of the government, President put in nomination Dmirty Medvedev to obtain the approval from State Duma. Medvedev has been Russian Prime Minister since 2012. In 2008 – 2012 he held a post of Russian President.