Russia's highest court passed constitutional amendments which allows Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036.
Before these changes, he was required by the constitution to step down in 2024 when his second sequential and fourth presidential term ends. But the amendments will now formally reset his own presidential term tally to zero, giving him an option to contest in upcoming elections. Successors would however face a two-term limit. Vladimir Putin is Russia’s longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin. With these constitutional amendments, he would be 83 when his potential sixth presidential term would end in 2036. He would also have served longer than Stalin by then.