Vladimir Putin: 'I may not leave Russian presidency'
Asked what he plans to do when he leaves the presidency, Vladimir Putin paused and smiled.
“But I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency,” the Russian leader replied, to laughter and applause from an audience made up almost entirely of Russians who were born after he first became president in 2000.
That could never have been said by a man who valued republicanism and his country.
George Washington, for example.