Russia's Putin says will decide whether to run for new presidential term soon


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would decide very soon whether he would run in next year’s presidential election and would take into account public support levels for him.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Railway Congress in Moscow, Russia November 29, 2017. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

At an event in Moscow attended mainly by young people, Putin asked the audience if they supported him running in the March elections. “Yes,” the audience shouted back applauding him loudly.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Jack Stubbs, Christian Lowe; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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