Putin sworn in as Russia’s new president (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Vladimir Putin is officially back as the president of Russia. His inauguration ceremony lasted for about 40 minutes. RT takes a look at how the spectacular show unfolded.

­Watch Vladimir Putin taking the oath of office


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