Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as President in next year's election.
He made the announcement in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city.
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.
Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been formally barred from standing because he was found guilty of embezzlement ‑ a charge he claims was politically motivated.
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