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Putin takes oath as the President of Russia for the fifth time, Kremlin video of the impressive ceremony

By Priti Prakash | PUBLISHED: 07, May 2024, 20:40 pm IST | UPDATED: 08, May 2024, 19:07 pm IST

Putin takes oath as the President of Russia for the fifth time, Kremlin video of the impressive ceremony


Moscow: Elected with 87% of the vote, Vladimir Putin will took office for the fifth time on May 7, 2024. From this moment on, his new six-year presidential term will begin (until 2030).

In accordance with Article 82 of the Russian Constitution, Vladimir Putin took the oath to the people of Russia in the presence of Federation Council members, members of the State Duma and judges of the Russian Constitutional Court. Constitutional Court President Valery Zorkin officially declared Vladimir Putin as the new President of the Russian Federation.

Afterwards, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, reviewed the Presidential Regiment on Cathedral Square to mark his inauguration. The President congratulated the Presidential Regiment on its 88th anniversary.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held a thanksgiving service at the Annunciation Cathedral in the Kremlin.

Some time before the start of the event, Putin was driven to the Grand Kremlin Palace in a luxury car. The state flag, the presidential standard, the Russian Constitution, and the presidential sign: a golden cross with the coat of arms of the Russian Federation on a chain was solemnly brought into the main hall. On the reverse side of the cross is a round medallion, around the circumference of which is the motto “Benefit, Honor and Glory.” It has been used in inauguration ceremonies since 1996, when Boris Yeltsin took office.
Putin entered the St. Andrew's Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace - where the inauguration has been held since 2000 - where guests and guardsmen of the presidential regiment were present.

During the ceremony, the President places his hand on the Constitution and takes the oath of office. Its text is contained in Art. 82 of the Basic Law: “When exercising the powers of the President of the Russian Federation, I swear to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to observe and defend the Constitution of the Russian Federation, to protect sovereignty and independence, the security and integrity of the state, to faithfully serve the people.”

Afterwards, according to tradition, the President addressed the citizens with a short speech.
The Chairman of the Constitutional Court then informed the newly elected President about the official assumption of office, presenting him with the standard and badge of the President. The Russian anthem was played in the hall and the standard was raised above the Kremlin.

The ceremony ended with an artillery salute on Cathedral Square. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' held a prayer service in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kremlin. On April 17, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had said that the inauguration in 2024 will be held as standard, but there will be 'small nuances.' He did not disclose which ones exactly, but the practice of past ceremonies shows that they can differ in both duration and number of guests.
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