The idea was put forward by a right-wing party closely linked to the Kremlin (Photo: AP)

Kremlin allies called on people to stop calling Vladimir Putin names Russiapresident and instead begin to address him as the “leader of the nation”.

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) suggested using the Russian name Правитель, as it more “corresponds to Putin’s status and role.”

The right-wing party has just 22 seats in Russia’s 450-seat parliament, but has close ties to the Kremlin and is often used by the government to identify and gauge public support for its more radical ideas.

The Russian media quoted the LDPR as saying: “The term “president”… was first used at the end of the 18th century in the United States, and much later spread throughout the world. In our country, by historical standards, this is a completely new word’ This is reported by the Telegraph.

Anti-Western sentiment stems from national sentiment in Russia, which is being pushed by the Kremlin to defy sanctions imposed on it after its invasion of Ukraine.

In April, LDPR leader Uladzimir Zhirinovsky died.

He was a staunch nationalist and close to Putin, who attended his funeral in Moscow’s Church of Christ the Savior.

Besides supporting the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, Zhirinovsky wanted Russia to regain northern Kazakhstan.

Putin’s critics say he is already behaving like an autocrat (Photo: AP)

The title “ruler” or “ruler” has a deep history in Russia.

The Romanov family ruled the country as tsars, with almost complete power from 1613 to 1917.

King can have a similar meaning to Ruler, but is more commonly known as “emperor”.

In contrast, “president” with its connotations of democracy came into use in Russia only at the end of the Soviet Union, when Mikhail Gorbachev was briefly called the president of the USSR.

Previously, Soviet leaders were the chairman of the Communist Party or the general secretary.

Critics of Putin said that he already has full power in Russia and rules as an autocratic tsar.

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Kremlin wants people to call Putin ‘Our Ruler’ instead of president

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