Vladimir Putin shall be inaugurated Tuesday highlighting his energy in Russia | EUROtoday

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Vladimir Putin is ready to be inaugurated Tuesday for a fifth time period as president in a gilded corridor within the Kremlin Palace the place Russian czars had been as soon as topped. The conventional pomp and ceremony is designed to convey his would possibly as Russia’s supreme, uncontested chief for the previous quarter-century.

As Putin met with members of the federal government Monday, making ready to start his new time period, Russia’s Defense Ministry introduced it will stage tactical nuclear missile drills within the close to future, accusing Western officers of escalatory rhetoric over the Ukraine battle. Russia’s Foreign Ministry additionally summoned the British and French ambassadors for a scolding, sending a troublesome message about Russia’s hardening strategy to the West.