Russia’s Putin: I Will Not Change Constitution to Stay …

Saphora Smith and Reuters

President Vladimir Putin has pledged not to change the Russian constitution to allow him to keep running for president indefinitely.

“I had an opportunity, I was even asked to change the constitution at one time,” Putin said during a televised question-and-answer session with schoolchildren in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Friday. “I did not do it, and I don’t intend to do it in the future.”

Image: Putin answers questions from schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students while visiting the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday.