Vladimir Putin is the current President of Russian. He is serving his term since 2012. He previously served as president from 2000 to 2008. He also served as the Prime Minister of Russia twice. First term was from 1999 to 2000. The second term was from 2008 to 2012. HE was ranked Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB. HE is currently ranked as the most powerful man in the world by Forbes.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7th October, 1952 in Leningrad. Leningrad is modern day Saint Petersburg. He was the son Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Shelomova. There is no record of Valdimir Putin’s Ancestry. It is said he is from the Putyanin Clan. In 1960 he started school at Bascov Lane. He was interested in sports since childhood. He took Sambo and Judo seriously in school. He was a rowdy child. Vladimir Putin enrolled in the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1970. At the university he joined the Communist Party of Russia. He was a member until it was dysfunctional in 1991. Vladimir Putin JOijned KGB in 1975. From 1985 to 1990 he was stationed in East Germany. He burned all files of information when the mod threatened KGB. He was in East Germany during the fall of Berlin wall. He resigned from KGB as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1991. After retiring from KGB, Vladimir Putin entered Politics. He served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Saint Petersburg. On 16th August 1999 he was appointed as the prime minister of Russian Federation. He held that position until 31 december 1999. He was appointed acting president when Boris Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned prom presidency. He was officially appointed as the President of Russia on 7th May, 2000. He was the president of Russia until 2004. He was reelected again I n2004 and was president until 2008. He was barred from running for presidency a third time by the Russian Constitution. But he was appointed as prime Minister for a second time. He served as prime minister until 2012. He was elected for the third time for president in 2012.
On 28 July 1983 Vladir Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva. They were divorced in 2014. Vladimir Putin has two daughters Mariya Putina and Yekaterina Putina. Vladimir Putin has a 8th dan Black Belt in Karate.
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