Putin announces he will run in 2018 election

Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with employees of the GAZ car plant in Nizhny Novgorod, said he would run for office in March 2018, reported Vedomosti.

"I will be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Putin told one of the workers of the GAZ car plant. In turn, the worker asked Putin to give the workers such a gift and assured him that they would all support him.

This  will be Putin’s fourth term.

Earlier, others other candidates announced their intention to run for the presidency, including politician Aleksey Navalny (Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, stated that he cannot run because of a criminal record), Ksenia Sobchak, Grigory Yavlinsky, TV hostess Ekaterina Gordon, businessman Sergey Polonsky and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

  Putin, Russian elections