4th term

MOSCOW | Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural exports. Putin, who has sought to restore Russia’s military and diplomatic prominence on the world stage, focused almost entirely on domestic issues in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

MOSCOW  | Putin sworn in for 4th term; promises economic reforms

MOSCOW  — Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday, promising to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country. In a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall in Moscow, Putin said improving Russia’s economy following a recession partly linked to international sanctions … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Putin sworn in for 4th term; promises economic reforms