Russia's Putin sworn in for another six years in office

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Putin swore to serve the Russian people, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty.
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Vladimir Putin is sworn as Russian President during an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 7, 2018. 

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on Monday.

Standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace's ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin swore to serve the Russian people, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty.

Putin was inaugurated for his fourth term as president two months after more than 70 percent of voters backed him in the presidential election.

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