Despite shake-up, Putin rejects idea of Soviet-style leaders for life
Sunday, 19 January 2020 Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments, made to World War Two veterans in St Petersburg, came days after he unveiled a sweeping shake-up of the political system which led to the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister along with his government.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday.
In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms.
Long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev then resigned as prime minister along with the government.