Candidate Putin: political experience and achievements will help to cope with new challenges

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MOSCOW, 6 Dec. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is on the highest state posts, a total of 18 years, announced Wednesday the intention to compete for a fourth presidential term in elections in March 2018. In the campaign Putin is, having consolidated around “Crimean consensus” society and, as a result, the highest trust rating among Russian politicians coming out of the stagnation of the economy, the defeat of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”.

All the previous years of Putin’s leadership was characterized by high-profile events and statements by military action in Chechnya and the defeat of the armed groups in the Caucasus, the slogan “doubling the GDP” as the quintessence of economic policy the first years of his presidency, “the Yukos affair” and the subsequent removal of big business from politics, “collection” Russian regions after the desire for greater sovereignty on the ground in the 1990-ies.