This week, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated during a regular teleconference with journalists that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet determined whether or not he will run for a new term as president in 2024. Peskov said this information was provided by the Kremlin directly.
Putin has been in power since 1999. Since 2012, he has been the President of Russia, and prior to that, he held the position from 2000 to 2008. Additionally, he held the position of prime minister from 1999 to 2000, during Boris Yeltsin’s presidency, and then again from 2008 to 2012, when he swapped jobs with Dmitry Medvedev, who currently holds the position of deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Putin himself has not made any public remarks about if he will run again. But one could assume that it’s a probability, considering he passed a measure in 2021 that would allow him to run for two additional six-year presidential terms, potentially prolonging his rule until 2036. And in October, the Russian media, citing two sources close to the Russian president’s administration, reported that the administration has begun preparations for the 2024 presidential campaign.