Vladimir Putin has taken Russia’s command for the sixth time as the President, he took it in a glamorous ceremony held in an ornate Kremlin hall.
President Putin took oath to serve his nations people and defend its sovereignty and integrity with a custom built gold-embossed copy of the Russian Constitution in his hand; Which was followed by a short speech by Putin himself.
He was thanking Russians for electing him and showing ‘sincere support and cohesiveness,’ he also told the crowd gathered in Grand Kremlin Palace that ‘we have revived pride in our fatherland.’
He also shared his belief that he considered it his duty and his life’s aim to do everything possible for the betterment of his country, for present and for the future. He furthermore added that he strongly felt conscious of his colossal responsibility. As leader of the nation he will do all he can to further the strength and prosperity of Russia.
Upon his re-election President Putin promised to boost the country’s economy which will enable the nationals of Russia to enjoy a better standard of living. He phrased it, ‘A new quality of life, well-being, security and people’s health – that’s what’s primary today.’
He appeared on state owned television, where he was seen walking on the red carpet from his newly Russian-made presidential limousine that drove him to the luxurious ceremony.
He swept the election two months ago by securing 77 percent of the votes in the which he had no serious opponent. He was most threatened by Alexei Navalny, who was barred from running.
Navalny and hundreds of his supporters were detained by the authorities due to a protest they did in which they coined the slogan: ‘Putin is not our tsar.’
The ex-KGB officer has been leader of the Russia since the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Indication of Putin’s portrayal is being shifted with subtlety according to an analysis.
Yevgeny Minchenko, a Moscow-based political consultant said, ‘Putin has started to shift from the image of the fighter and a miracle-maker to the image of a considered man and the leader of a young team.’
‘He’s now a wise ruler, who doesn’t go solving the issues at hand, but he sets a strategic course and appoints talented young people who are able to implement this course.’
He furthermore stated, ‘He’s a person of a European culture. All these Asian things are sort of unpleasant to him. Putin’s nature is quite reserved. So to him, as a professional spy, the grotesque displays of loyalty are suspicious rather than pleasant.’