- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Vladimir Putin says he wouldn’t mind amending Russia’s constitution to prevent future presidents from doing what he did — returning to the presidency for a non-consecutive third term:
On Wednesday, during a Q&A session in Parliament, Putin said it would be "reasonable" to remove the mention of consecutive terms. But he added that this would not affect him because such a legislation cannot be retroactive — implying that his third term would considered his first term under the new law.
"Once it’s passed, I will have a chance to work for the next two terms. There’s no problem here," he said in televised remarks.
Now he tells us.