Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule | AFP

Images of the Kremlin in Moscow on the last day of polling in a vote on Russian constitutional reforms that could prolong President Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. Putin became prime minister in 1999 under Boris Yeltsin before being elected president in 2000. He served the maximum two consecutive terms between 2000 and 2008 before a four-year stint as prime minister. He returned to the Kremlin in 2012 for a newly expanded six-year mandate and was re-elected in 2018. IMAGES

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