Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters why Vladimir Putin does not have a general rank.
According to him, the head of state “certainly has earned this title many times,” but now it is not a priority.
“He works as president <…> He is not a career officer,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
The spokesman explained that Putin is focusing on other issues related to the day-to-day running of the country.
Vladimir Putin currently has the rank of colonel in reserve. He received this military rank in connection with the military service in the KGB of the USSR and the FSB of Russia. For the entire period of his presidency, Vladimir Putin did not receive any military ranks.