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Whether he's best described as the 2nd or the 2nd & 4th President of Russia has come up over on the Putin page. It's been changed there to agree with this page, namely 2nd only; this seems sensible to me. Anyone have an reliable sources that call him the 4th? Bromley86 (talk) 11:01, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Little more info on this which makes the case for 2nd & 4th. No idea yet how Russia presents it, but their list of presidents is short. One country has had a while to work out how to present it; the US has a longer history of presidents, and the way number is dealt with on the List of Presidents of the United States page is explained in a table note in the Term column: "For the purposes of numbering, a presidency is defined as an uninterrupted period of time in office served by one person. For example, George Washington served two consecutive terms and is counted as the first president (not the first and second). . . . Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd president and the 24th president because his two terms were not consecutive." So changing this page to reflect that, until we have evidence that the Russians deal with it in a different manner. Bromley86 (talk) 08:48, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Finally, a reliable (for this, anyway) source. So, Putin, who held the presidency for two terms from 2000 to 2008, will become the Second and Fourth President of Russia.TASS Also, the man himself doesn't correct an interviewer who calls him 2nd & 4th.Bromley86 (talk) 09:30, 9 April 2015 (UTC)