Putin may be declared a Supreme Ruler
If all goes as planned, Russia may have a ‘ruler for life’. This is similar to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who would rule the country till he’s alive.
Vladimir Putin could become Russia’s ‘Supreme Ruler’ when he steps down as president under proposed changes to the country’s constitution.
The Kremlin confirmed that the new title was one of several proposals, but played down its significance claiming Putin ‘has no view’ on it.
The proposal was put forward by a government commission looking into constitutional changes widely seen as a bid by Putin to ‘rule for life’ after his presidency ends in 2024.
Putin has already announced sweeping changes to the constitution that were passed by parliament earlier this month.
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