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5 things to know about Putin’s inauguration – POLITICO

In a post on Telegram, pro-Kremlin analyst Alexei Chesnakov summed up Putin’s message ahead of his upcoming six-year term in three words: “Sovereignty.” Development. Unit.”

  1. Who was there

Speaking of eternal recurrence, the crowd of several thousand contained many of the same faces as last time – Putin not being a fan of political renewal – as well as people linked to the war in Ukraine.

One notable attendee was Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was rumored to have fallen out of favor with the Kremlin after his deputy was recently arrested on corruption charges.

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks down the stairs after his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin’s Sobornaya Square in Moscow, May 7, 2024. | POOL photo by Ramil Sitdikov/AFP via Getty Images

Another appearance that attracted attention was that of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, who was noticeably absent. Since Putin delivered his state of the nation address in February and is said to be terminally ill.

Rather than dispel these rumors, Kadyrov was filmed being helped to remove his coat, leading some to say he was either too ill or too despotic (hardly a surprise) to do it himself. even.

The list of foreign dignitaries reportedly includes envoys from several European countries – France, Hungary, Slovakia, Malta, Cyprus and Greece – hinting at divisions among Western countries over how to deal with Putin, as the Russian opposition calls for declare it illegitimate.


Sara Adm

Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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