Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia since 1999

Born:

  • Leningrad, Russia 1952

Education:

  • Leningrad State University, 1975

Positions held:

  • KGB Intelligence Officer, 1975-1989
  • Head of External Relations for Mayor of Leningrad, 1994
  • Deputy Head of Management under Yeltsin, 1998
  • Appointed head of Federal Security under Yeltsin, 1998
  • Appointed Head of Yeltsin’s Security Council, 1998
  • Appointed Prime Minister, August 1999
  • Appointed acting President, December 1999
  • Elected President, 2000

Vladimir Putin served as president of Russia from 2000 to 2008, and was re-elected to the presidency in 2012. He previously served as Russia’s prime minister.

Source: Biography