Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while delivering a speech at the annual Valdai club conference of international experts in Sochi on October 19, 2017.
JOHANNESBURG - Russia’s long-time leader, Vladimir Putin, will seek a fourth term in next month’s elections.
Putin has registered with the central election commission as an independent candidate.
He&39;s widely expected to win the election, which is scheduled to take place on the 18th of March.
The 65-year-old has been in power either as President or Prime Minister for 17 years.