President of Russia

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

since 7 May 2012
Governance of Russia
Executive branch in Russian Politics
Style Mr. President
Comrade Supreme Commander
(among the Military)
His Excellency [1]
(international correspondence)
Member of State Council
Security Council
Supreme Eurasian Economic Council
Residence Kremlin Senate
Grand Kremlin Palace
Seat Moscow Kremlin, Moscow
Nominator Political parties or self-nomination
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length six years, one consecutive re-election
Constituting instrument Russian Constitution
Precursor Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR


  • 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 holder Boris Yeltsin
as first President of the Russian Federation (10 July 1991)
Salary 3.6 million rubles annually
Website президент.рф (in Russian) (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]

Image Name Term of office Length of term
Борис Николаевич Ельцин-1 (cropped).jpg Boris Yeltsin 1991–1999 8 years, 174 days
Vladimir Putin official portrait.jpg Vladimir Putin (1st & 2nd terms) 1999–2008 8 years, 128 days
Dmitry Medvedev official large photo -1 (cropped).jpg Dmitry Medvedev 2008–2012 4 years, 0 days
Vladimir Putin - 2006.jpg Vladimir Putin (3rd & 4th terms) 2012–present 6 years, 43 days

Living former Presidents[change | change source]

As of 2018, 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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