Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency Vladimir Putin says he's stepping down as Russian president next year, but the mass rallies and other public adulation staged by supporters is overwhelming. Experts say the Kremlin has created a cult of personality around Putin to ensure he can hold on to power after his presidential term ends.
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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Vladimir Putin says he's stepping down as Russian president next year, but the mass rallies and other public adulation staged by supporters is overwhelming. Experts say the Kremlin has created a cult of personality around Putin to ensure he can hold on to power after his presidential term ends.