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Russia’s first President Boris Yeltsin announced in September 1999 his American counterpart bill Clinton that chose his successor Vladimir Putin. This is evidenced by the transcript of the telephone conversations of leaders of countries published on the website of the library of bill Clinton, RIA Novosti reported.
“It took me a long time to ponder who could be the next Russian President in 2000. Unfortunately, then I couldn’t find a single candidate from the existing people. In the end I stumbled upon it, it is Putin,” said Yeltsin.
According to first Russian President, Putin, is a reliable person who is well versed in what is in his area of responsibility. He also expressed confidence that it will support as a candidate for election in 2000.
Yeltsin led the country in 1991. Five years later he was re-elected for a second term. December 31, 1999, the politician announced his resignation. The acting was appointed Chairman of the government Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin first became head of the state in 2000, then in 2004. From 2008 to 2012 the country was headed by Dmitry Medvedev. In September 2011 Putin announced that he would go to a new presidential term, which since 2012 has increased from four to six years. In the presidential elections on 18 March, Vladimir Putin won with 76,69% of the votes. On 7 may he took the oath and assumed his duties.
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