In March 2000, Vladimir Putin was elected as a president and took up his post on May 7. On March 14, 2004, he was re-elected for a second term. On May 7, 2008, he transferred power to the former head of the presidential administration, Dmitry Medvedev.
On the one hand, there are internal arguments. But there is another logic. The fate is such that you can work at the highest level in the country and for the country. And it's stupid to say: no, I will sell seeds, or not, I will take up the private law practice. Well, then you can do it, after all. First, work here, then there.