Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Watch this space for the latest updates on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former intelligence officer has been president of Russia from 1999 until 2008 and then again from 2012 until the present day. Putin served as prime minister in the intermittent years between his tenure as president, from 2008 to 2012. Born October 7, 1952 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Putin studied law before joining the KGB.

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