15 years in power: RT traces Vladimir Putin’s presidential path

15 years in power: RT traces Vladimir Putin’s presidential path

Today marks 15 years since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first inauguration. RT looks back at his years as president and all the important benchmarks on the way.

After former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin resigned back on December 31, 1999, his Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took over the reins, inheriting a country in a dire economic situation and struggling with lawlessness.

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