Vladimir Putin, as the new president of Russia, has a clear vision of the country's future development and is different from Putin that the voters have been accustomed to see, said Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the Russian President, on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
"The new Putin is a combination of whom we know and around whom we unite. He understands what we need in the future. His vision is much broader than of an average voter, and therefore he has an overwhelming support. People know that if Putin says where to go and how to go, he does not waste his breathe." - said Peskov during an interview on the Itogi Nedeli program of the NTV television on Sunday.
He also emphasized that Russia's "internal problems" are priorities for the Russian president.
"Putin has repeatedly proved that he is not a populist." - said Peskov.
The election of the Russian president took place on March 18, 2018. According to the final count of votes, Vladimir Putin won the election.