President of Russia

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President of the Russian Federation
Президент Российской Федерации
Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation.svg
Russian Coat of Arms
Standard of the President of the Russian Federation.svg
Russian presidential standard
Vladimir Putin (2017-07-08) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Vladimir Putin

since 7 May 2012
Governance of Russia
Executive branch in Russian Politics
StyleMr. President
(formal)
Comrade Supreme Commander
(among the Military)
His Excellency [1]
(international correspondence)
StatusFederal Head of State
Member ofState Council
Security Council
Supreme Eurasian Economic Council
ResidenceKremlin Senate
(working)
Grand Kremlin Palace
(ceremonial)
Novo-Ogaryovo
(residential)
SeatMoscow Kremlin, Moscow
NominatorPolitical parties or self-nomination
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthsix years, one consecutive re-election
Constituting instrumentRussian Constitution
PrecursorChairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR
Formation1991
  • Passage of presidency law:
    24 April 1991 [2]
  • Constitutional amendments:
    24 May 1991 [3]
  • First inauguration:
    10 July 1991
(Modern status is defined by the Constitution, adopted on 12 December 1993)
First holderBoris Yeltsin
as first President of the Russian Federation (10 July 1991)
Salary3.6 million rubles annually
Websiteпрезидент.рф (in Russian)
eng.kremlin.ru (in English)

The President of Russia is the political leader of Russia. Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia. Boris Yeltsin was the first president of Russia, Vladimir Putin was second and fourth, and Dmitry Medvedev was the third. His duties are listed in the Russian Constitution.

Inauguration of the President of Russia is done six years after the last inauguration (since 2000, this 7 May).

In case if the President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Prime Minister serves as acting President until a replacement is appointed.

List of presidents[change | change source]

Number Image Name Term of office Length of term
1 Борис Николаевич Ельцин-1 (cropped).jpg Boris Yeltsin
(1931-2007)
July 12, 1991– December 31, 1999
(resign)
8 years, 174 days
2 Vladimir Putin official portrait.jpg Vladimir Putin
(b. 1952)
December 31, 1999– May 7, 2008 8 years, 128 days
3 Dmitry Medvedev official large photo -1 (cropped).jpg Dmitry Medvedev
(b. 1965)
May 7, 2008– May 7, 2012 4 years, 0 days
(2) Vladimir Putin - 2006.jpg Vladimir Putin
(b. 1952)
May 7, 2012–present
(mandate expires on May 7, 2024)
7 years, 91 days

Living former Presidents[change | change source]

As of 6 August 2019, there is only one living former president. The only death of a former president was that of Boris Yeltsin (1991–1999) on April 23, 2007, aged 76.

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