Russia hopes Astana talks on Syria will yield package of documents on de-escalation zonesRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 20:31
Russians’ real incomes up by 3% in May - Russian finance ministerBusiness & Economy June 25, 18:39
All doping tests of Russian players at 2014 FIFA World Cup are negativeSport June 25, 15:10
Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
MOSCOW, June 21. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to announce his standing for another presidential term in the 2018 presidential elections this year, Kremlin administration chief Sergei Ivanov said in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper published on Sunday.
"I think, knowing Vladimir Vladimirovich well enough, that if he stands again, he will not announce that this year," he said. "Why would he?"
"There are others, like [opposition Yabloko party leader Grigory] Yavlinsky has already announced that he will run, and maybe there will be more. But in my opinion, this is a false start, to be honest," Ivanov said.
The Kremlin administration chief reminded that under the Russian constitution, Putin had the right to run for another term as Russian president in the 2018 elections.