Putin says will make a presidential decision soon

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday attended the ceremony of awarding the “Russia Volunteer” award, which was attended by 15,000 volunteers and organizers of volunteer movements from all over Russia.

During the ceremony Putin was asked the question of his chances of running for president in 2018.

In response to the question, Putin said: “I understand that this decision must be taken in the near future, and I will take it soon, taking into account your desire.”

The work of the Russian Volunteer Forum was launched in Moscow on Monday with the participation of those who contributed this year the largest share in the development of the volunteer movement in Russia.

The Kremlin said earlier that President Putin will participate in the ceremony of awarding the annual “Russian Volunteer 2017” award, which will take place at the Sports Palace “MegaSport”.