Photos: Vladimir Putin sworn-in for another 6 years as Russian president

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on May 7, 2018. Putin was inaugurated for his fourth term as president two months after more than 70 percent of voters backed him in a presidential election in which he had no serious challengers.

May 07, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on May 7, 2018. Putin was inaugurated for his fourth term as president two months after more than 70 percent of voters backed him in a presidential election in which he had no serious challengers.

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Standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace`s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin, 65, on Monday swore to serve the Russian people, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty. 

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Putin's Russian-made limousine before the inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow.

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Members of the Guard of Honour of the Presidential regiment ride horses before the ceremony.

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Guests arrive to attend the ceremony.

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Russian Defence Minister Shoigu at the ceremony.

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Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, German former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom Zubkov attend the ceremony.

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The Russian constitution bars Putin from running again when his new terms ends in 2024.

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