Vladimir Putin sworn in as Russian President for fourth term

Twelve hundred people were arrested in weekend protests

Vladimir Putin sworn in as Russian President for fourth term

Picture by: Pavel Golovkin/AP/Press Association Images

A ceremony's taken place to swear in Vladimir Putin as Russia's president for a fourth term.

Footage released by Russian TV showed Mr Putin thanking supporters as he walked along corridors in the Great Kremlin Palace.

He was re-elected in March - and will now stay in power until 2024.

The ceremony sparked recent protests in Moscow - with 12-hundred people arrested.