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Politician Vladimir Putin
Name : Vladimir Putin (Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin)
Born : October 7, 1952
Country : born Saint Petersburg, Russia
Lives : Russia

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Vladimir Putin has been the President of Russia since December 31, 1999 following the rule of former President Boris Yeltsin. Vladimir Putin was born October 7, 1952 in Leningrad and holds no political party.

Putin's father served in the submarine fleet and his mother was a factory worker. Vladimir Putin graduated the International Department of the Law Faculty at the Leningrad State University in 1975 and after graduation he moved to East Germany. In the early 90's he returned to the Soviet Union and has held the position of an advisor to the chairman of the Leningrad City Council, and after a few tries he became the chairman of the St. Petersburg City Council’s International Relations Committee.

In the second half of 90's the political career of Putin moved forward very rapidly, where in 1996 (August) he was appointed deputy head of the President’s Administrative Directorate, and in 1997 (March) he was the deputy head of the Executive Office of the President and head of the Central Supervision and Inspections Directorate, then in 1998 he was promoted to first deputy head of the Presidential Administration, in 1998 (July) Putin was appointed director of the Federal Security Service and in March 1999, he combined this position with that of Secretary of the Security Council.

The major turning point in Putin's leadership ambitions came in 1999, when the previous President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, appointed Vladimir Putin as the Prime Minister of the Russian Government in 1999 (August) and in March 2000 Putin was elected in the first round for the President, due to the unexpected reassignment of Boris Yeltsin in December 31, 1999.

During his leadership as President of Russia, Putin confronted several political and economic crises such as Kursk submarine issue, Beslana and the war in Iraq issue, along with the controversial arrest of the oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Policies implemented by Putin have often concerned the strengthening of his political position, by taking control of mass media and the economy. He has also implemented policies regarding terrorism and the war in Iraq issues, the bilateral relationships with he United States, the EU and NATO, the issues in Chechnya and has gave a lot of attention to the Baltic States, Ukraine and Belorussia.

Putin's is married to Liudmila Putina and the couple have two daughters, Yekaterina (born 1986) and Maria (born 1985). The President of Russia has been interested in judo since he was 14 years old and he has won judo contests in Saint Petersburg. Right now he holds black belt and has the President position of the Yawara Dojo.

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