Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012
Ruling Party - During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party
Fluent in German - He studied German at Saint Petersburg High School 281
Law - He studied law at the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1975
KGB - He was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg
Becomes presindent - He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration, rising quickly through the ranks and becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999, when Yeltsin resigned
Elections - Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election by a 53% to 30% margin, thus avoiding a runoff with his Communist Party opponent, Gennady Zyuganov
President for the second time - He was reelected President in 2004 with 72% of the vote
Economic growth - During Putin's first presidency, the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, and GDP measured in purchasing power increased by 72%. The growth was a result of the 2000s commodities boom, high oil prices, and prudent economic and fiscal policies
Prime minister - Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. The 2008 presidential election was won by Dmitry Medvedev, who appointed Putin Prime Minister, beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy". In September 2011, after presidential terms were extended from four to six years, Putin announced he would seek a third term as president.
Third time president - He won the March 2012 presidential election with 64% of the vote, a result which aligned with pre-election polling
Crimea - Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the beginning of 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine led to GDP shrinking by 3.7% in 2015
Recognition - In 2007, he was the Time Person of the Year, in 2015, he was #1 on the Time's Most Influential People List, in 2013, 2014, and 2015, he was ranked first on the Forbes List of The World's Most Powerful People
Putin's wife was Lyudmila Putina (1983–2014) and gymnast Alina Kabaeva might be his lover
Putin's daughters - Mariya Putina and Yekaterina Putina (acrobatic dancer)
Vladimir Putin Net Worth
It's not official, but he might be the richest man in the world, according to website , with a net worth of $100 bln, richer than Bill Gates
He owns important shares in each main oil and gas companies that have been privatized
Even though he might not be the reachest in the world, he's the richest man in Russia and definitely the richest president in the world. By comparison, Donald Trump's net worth is only $3.7 bln
Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.
Everything will probably never be OK. But we have to try for it.
Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
I love the Russian classics very much, the Russian classical literature. But I also read modern literature. As far as Russian literature is concerned, I am very fond of Tolstoy and Chekhov, and I also enjoy reading Gogol very much.
Thieves must sit in prison
All attempts to appease the Nazis between 1934 and 1939 through various agreements and pacts were morally unacceptable and politically senseless, harmful and dangerous.
The transfer of power is always a test of the constitutional system, a test of its strength.
Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.
Vladimir Putin Social Media Accounts
Yekaterina Putina, Mariya Putina, Lyudmila Putina, Alina Kabaeva
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