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Russians hit the reset button for Putin, but questions of legitimacy linger over his long-term rule


Moscow (CNN)On Wednesday, voters across Russia will have a chance to hit the reset button for Vladimir Putin: A national referendum will decide whether to approve a raft of constitutional amendments that will allow the Russian president to run for two more terms in office, potentially extending his tenure until 2036.

A man casts a ballot at a polling station in Moscow on Tuesday.

Putin appeared in the parliament building just an hour and a half later to endorse the proposal, which then sailed through both houses and the country's constitutional court. But plans for a yes-or-no referendum ...


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