Born:
October 7, 1952
Age:
70
official personal website:
Official site of the President of Russia:
Summary

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (/ˈpuːtɪn/; Russian: Владимир Владимирович Путин, romanized: Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin, Russian pronunciation: [vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪr vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn]; born 7 October 1952) is the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms, he was also the prime minister of Russia under President Dmitry Medvedev.

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Russian GDP since the end of the Soviet Union. The Russian term for GDP is ВВП (VVP) which coincides with the initials of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and is often used as a shortcut when writing or speaking about him.
Russian GDP since the end of the Soviet Union. The Russian term for GDP is ВВП (VVP) which coincides with the initials of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and is often used as a shortcut when writing or speaking about him.
On 13 May 2000, Putin divided Russia into 7 federal districts. On 19 January 2010, the new 8th North Caucasian Federal District (shown here in purple) was split from Southern Federal District.
On 13 May 2000, Putin divided Russia into 7 federal districts. On 19 January 2010, the new 8th North Caucasian Federal District (shown here in purple) was split from Southern Federal District.
Under Putin, Russia strengthened its position as a key oil and gas supplier to much of Europe.
Under Putin, Russia strengthened its position as a key oil and gas supplier to much of Europe.
Putin with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in 2008
Putin with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in 2008
Putin, Koni and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005
Putin, Koni and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005
Vladimir Putin in Tuva, fishing in 2007. Putin often supports a tough guy image in the media.
Vladimir Putin in Tuva, fishing in 2007. Putin often supports a tough guy image in the media.
George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin take a sunset walk on a pier along the Black Sea, 5 April 2008
George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin take a sunset walk on a pier along the Black Sea, 5 April 2008
Putin taking the presidential oath with Boris Yeltsin looking on (7 May 2000)
Putin taking the presidential oath with Boris Yeltsin looking on (7 May 2000)
Vodka Putinka. Some vodkas in Russia are named after politicians.
Vodka Putinka. Some vodkas in Russia are named after politicians.
Putin's Labrador Koni, wearing a GLONASS-enabled collar.
Putin's Labrador Koni, wearing a GLONASS-enabled collar.
U.S. President George W. Bush and Putin at the 33rd G8 summit, June 2007.
U.S. President George W. Bush and Putin at the 33rd G8 summit, June 2007.
The proposed Eurasian Union with the most likely immediate members: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The proposed Eurasian Union with the most likely immediate members: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
A scene from the Superputin comics.
A scene from the Superputin comics.
Putin with Fidel Castro in 2000, re-establishing close ties between Russia and Cuba.
Putin with Fidel Castro in 2000, re-establishing close ties between Russia and Cuba.
Putin on a tatami at the Kodokan Institute in Tokyo on 5 September 2000.
Putin on a tatami at the Kodokan Institute in Tokyo on 5 September 2000.
Putin meeting with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2008.
Putin meeting with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2008.
Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao at the 2003 APEC Summit in Thailand
Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao at the 2003 APEC Summit in Thailand
Putin with John Paul II in the Vatican City (5 June 2000)
Putin with John Paul II in the Vatican City (5 June 2000)
An Italianate palace on Russia's southern Black Sea coast allegedly built for Vladimir Putin's personal use.[335]
An Italianate palace on Russia's southern Black Sea coast allegedly built for Vladimir Putin's personal use.[335]
Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, attending a commemoration service for the victims of the September 11 attacks in St. Nicholas Cathedral, New York, 16 November 2001.
Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, attending a commemoration service for the victims of the September 11 attacks in St. Nicholas Cathedral, New York, 16 November 2001.
Putin during one of his annual Q&A conferences, indicating with his pen.
Putin during one of his annual Q&A conferences, indicating with his pen.
Putin with his mother, Maria Ivanovna, in July 1958
Putin with his mother, Maria Ivanovna, in July 1958
Putin driving a Formula 1 car, 2010 (see the video).
Putin driving a Formula 1 car, 2010 (see the video).
Putin uses a tranquilizer gun to sedate an Amur Tiger in the Ussuri Nature Reserve in Primorsky Krai, 2008.
Putin uses a tranquilizer gun to sedate an Amur Tiger in the Ussuri Nature Reserve in Primorsky Krai, 2008.
Putin landing in Grozny in a Su-27 fighter jet (20 March 2000)
Putin landing in Grozny in a Su-27 fighter jet (20 March 2000)
Putin speaking at the 2005 Victory Day Parade on Red Square. Saint Basil's Cathedral is on the background.
Putin speaking at the 2005 Victory Day Parade on Red Square. Saint Basil's Cathedral is on the background.
Putin with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in March 2008
Putin with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in March 2008
Vladimir Putin with Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin with Dmitry Medvedev
Putin taking the presidential oath at his 3rd inauguration ceremony (7 May 2012)
Putin taking the presidential oath at his 3rd inauguration ceremony (7 May 2012)
Putin promotes the Lada Kalina brand driving through the recently opened Amur Highway in 2010.
Putin promotes the Lada Kalina brand driving through the recently opened Amur Highway in 2010.
Putin aboard the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy during the Northern Fleet manoeuvres in the Barents Sea, 2005.
Putin aboard the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy during the Northern Fleet manoeuvres in the Barents Sea, 2005.
Putin meeting with religious leaders of Russia in 2001
Putin meeting with religious leaders of Russia in 2001
Putin in the cockpit of a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber before the flight, August 2005.
Putin in the cockpit of a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber before the flight, August 2005.
Putin with Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2007
Putin with Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2007
Putin with Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Putin with Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in 2002. Despite a number of economic disputes in mid-2000s (decade), Belarus has remained one of Russia's closest allies.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in 2002. Despite a number of economic disputes in mid-2000s (decade), Belarus has remained one of Russia's closest allies.
Putin presents the "Strategy 2020" to the Extended Meeting of the State Council of Russia on 8 February 2008.
Putin presents the "Strategy 2020" to the Extended Meeting of the State Council of Russia on 8 February 2008.
Putin making his Munich speech in 2007.
Putin making his Munich speech in 2007.
 
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