Current Russian President, Vladimir Putin to again stand for next year's presidential elections in Russia.
He announced this in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod.
"I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation," he said.
Vladimir Putin has been in power since 2000, either as president or prime minister. If he wins the March election he will be eligible to serve until 2024.