07.05.

2000: Vladimir Putin Becomes President

2000: Vladimir Putin Becomes President
Photo Credit To Wikipedia Commons/ Vladimir Putin taking the presidential oath.

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  • Historical event:
  • 7 May 2000
  • Putin took his oath of office in Moscow`s Kremlin, the former Russian Tsars' residence. The sumptuous Saint Andrews Hall was used for this occasion. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II had also once used this hall.

On this day in 2000, Vladimir Putin became the President of the Russian Federation for the first time.

The ceremony was held in Moscow`s Kremlin, the former Russian Tsars’ residence. Putin took his oath in the presence of the previous president Boris Yeltsin.

The sumptuous Saint Andrews Hall was used for this occasion. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II had also once used this hall (he was murdered after the October Revolution).

The atmosphere at presidential inauguration was especially festive. The president passed through St. Andrews’s Hall into Alexander Hall, where were the flags of the Russian Standard of the President, and the Emblem of the Russian President were displayed.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court placed both Constitution and the President’s Chain of Office on the rostrum. The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Russia then asked the President-elect to take the oath of office. A church ceremony was held by the Moscow Patriarch, on this day in 2000.

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