Vladimir Putin has not yet decided if he will run for a second term as president.
Putin reminded the press that the presidential elections would only be held next year.
"The time will come, the pre-election period will be declared and I shall take the decision," the Russian leader said in answer to a journalist's question at a Kremlin press conference.
Putin said that election fever was something inappropriate for him. "I have a lot of other worries," he commented.
The president pointed out that he and the government were aiming to work constructively, so that they were not distracted in any way by the forthcoming State Duma elections.
The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war
Syrian military men handed over two unexploded cruise missiles to Russia. The missiles were found after the recent US-led missile strike on Syria