Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 6
Vladimir Putin declared his intention to seek re-election as Russian president, RIA Novosti reported.
He made the announcement at a meeting with workers of the GAZ factory in Nizny Novgorod.
"I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation," Putin said. "There's no better place or opportunity to put my candidacy forward. I'm sure that everything will work out for us."