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Vladimir Putin says he’ll run for reelection. Nobody is surprised.

Putin reelectionVladimir Putin announces he will run for a fourth term

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Dec. 6 he would seek re-election in March 2018. (Reuters)

By David Filipov and Andrew Roth Published: December 6 at 11:50 AM 

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, he of the perennial 80 percent approval ratings, declared his intention Wednesday to run for re-election, essentially guaranteeing a new six-year term for the Kremlin leader.

“I will nominate my candidacy for the post of the president of the Russian Federation,” Putin said at a rally and a concert at the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) in the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod. “Perhaps there is no better place and better reason for announcing this. I’m sure that it will all work out well for us.”

It is a vote that can have only one outcome. Although 30 others have declared their candidacy ahead of the March election, there was little doubt that the man Russians call Person No. 1 would run and that the Kremlin’s political machine would not allow an upset. 

Shortly after Putin’s announcement, Russia’s main pro-government political party, United Russia, announced its intention to support his re-election campaign.

Until Wednesday, Putin had quietly remained above the fray, portraying himself as a leader and servant of the state rather than a political hopeful.

Socialite and television host Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of the St. Petersburg mayor who had employed Putin in the 1990s, has gained a lot of headlines with her campaign as a “candidate against everyone.”

Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been campaigning for months, although a criminal conviction that he says was politically motivated disqualifies him from running.

“He wants to be in power for 21 years,” Navalny tweeted Wednesday, referring to Putin’s years as president. “In my opinion that’s a bit much. I suggest that you disagree with him.”

Putin has been the de facto leader of Russia since Boris Yeltsin resigned on New Year’s Eve 1999. Putin stepped down from the presidency only when obligated by the constitution’s limit of two consecutive terms as chief executive. Putin served as prime minister between his second and third terms as president, from 2008 until 2012, and has led Russia for 18 years.

The only post-imperial Kremlin leader who served a longer term was Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union for 29 years.

True Bible Students are not surprised at this and in fact Putin is exactly the type of leader we expect to see in Russia at the time of the end prior to Christ's Return when he will intervene in the final conflict of man.  So we fully expect to see him or someone just like him in power when Christ returns.

According to Bible Prophecy the Leader of Russia at the time of the End is called "Gog" ie. a chief one a strong and authoritarian ruler just like Putin.  So if he stays in power for life he could well be the one that will bring Russia and Europe down into the Middle East in fulfilment of Bible Prophecy.

Putin is very much fitting the description of 'Gog' as all news articles today paint him as a leader to be feared, an Authoritarian Leader not to be messed with.  Gog will develop a close relationship with the EU whereby Gog will become a "guard" unto the EU. 

Gog is also spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Gog and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article: PUTIN'S Gogian Style Rule fulfills Bible Prophecy

See this article below to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible. 

Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days