Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia, as well as a Russian politician and former intelligence officer. He was also the Prime Minister of the country (1999, 2008-12).
Vladimir Putin Biography & Wiki
|Vladimir Putin Full Name||Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin|
|Nick Name||Volodya, Vova, VVP|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Army Officer|
|Height||In Centimeter- 168 cm|
In Meter- 1.68 m
In Feet- 5’6”
|Weight||In Kilogram- 71 kg |
In Pound- 152 lbs
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Date Of Birth||7 October 1952|
|Vladimir Putin Age (2022)||69 Years|
|Birthplace||Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Libra|
|Home town||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|School||School No). 193 at Baskov Lane|
Saint Petersburg High School 281
|College/University||Leningrad State University (now Saint Petersburg State University)|
|Affairs/Girlfriend||Alina Kabaeva (Olympic rhythmic gymnast and Russian MP) (Rumoured) (2008)|
Wendi Murdoch (Film Actress, Producer) (Rumoured) (2016)
|Vladimir Putin Wife||Lyudmila Shkrebneva |
Mariya Putina (Russian pediatric endocrinologist. )
Katerina Tikhonova (Russian scientist, manager, and former acrobatic dancer. )
|Parents||Father– Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (1911-1999)|
Mother– Maria Ivanovna Putina (1911-1998)
Brother– Viktor Putin and Albert Putin
|Bladimir Putin Net Worth (2022)||70 Billion USD|
Early Life and Education
Vladimir Putin was born on 7 October 1952 in the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. His father’s name was Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and his mother’s name was Maria Ivanovna Putina.
Vladimir Spiridonovich is the youngest of three children of Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina. Putin was born before the death of two brothers, Victor and Albert, born in the mid-1930s. Albert died during birth and Victor died of diphtheria.
His mother worked in a factory and his father was a soldier in the Soviet Navy. He served in the submarine fleet in the early 1930s. His father also served in the destruction battalion of the NKVD at the start of World War II.
Vladimir Putin did his early schooling from school number 193 in Baskov Lane near home, and Putin studied German at St. Petersburg High School 281 and speaks German as a second language.
Putin studied law at St. Petersburg State University and graduated in 1975. At the age of 12, he started practicing Samo and Judo. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin.
Vladimir Putin Personal Life
On 28 July 1983, Vladimir Putin married a flight attendant named Lyudmila. And they lived together in East Germany from 1985 to 1990. They have two daughters, Maria Putina and Yekaterina Putina.
In November 2020, an article by Proact Media published in the magazine that Vladimir Putin is having an affair with a woman other than his wife, they have a daughter named Elizaveta who was born in March 2003.
After this incident, Vladimir Putin’s marital affairs began to deteriorate and finally his wife and they announced their separation in the year 2013 and on 1 April 2014, the couple got divorced.
Vladimir Putin Career
In May 1990, Putin was appointed as deputy deputy mayor.
On 28 June 1991 he became the head of the external relations committee of the mayor’s office. Putin remained the head of the Committee on Foreign Relations until 1996.
From 1994 to 1996, he held several other political and government positions in St.
In March 1994, Putin was appointed as the first deputy chairman of the St. Petersburg government.
On 26 March 1997, President Boris Yeltsin appointed Putin as deputy chief of the presidential staff.
The first deputy chief was appointed on 25 May 1998.
On 25 July 1998, Yeltsin appointed Putin as director of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers.
Putin took his first term as President on 7 May 2000.
On 14 March 2004, Putin was elected to the presidency for a second term, receiving 71% of the vote.
On 4 March 2012, Putin was elected President of Russia for the third time with 63.6% of the vote in the first round.
Putin won the 2018 presidential election with over 76% of the vote. His fourth term began on 7 May 2018 and will run till 2024.
In 1975, Putin joined the KGB and trained at the 401st KGB school in Okhta, Leningrad. After training, he worked in the Second Chief Directorate (counter-intelligence), before he was transferred to the First Chief Directorate, where he monitored foreigners and consular officials in Leningrad.
From 1985 to 1990, he served in Dresden, East Germany, using a cover identity as a translator. This period in his career is mostly unclear.
Valdimir Putin as a President of Russia
Acting President: 1999-2000
First term as President: 2000-2004
Second term as President: 2004-2008
Third term as President: 2012-2018
Fourth term as President: 2018-Present
Vladimir Putin Controversy
- Time and again, Putin has been accused of controlling and influencing the Russian media. For example, in 2008, when the liberal newspaper Moskovsky Correspondent reported that Putin was planning to marry a rhythmic gymnast named Alina Kabaeva, the editor was forced to resign within hours.
- In July 2016, Putin signed the controversial ‘Big Brother Law’. According to this law, every telecom/internet service provider has to store the calls, messages, photos and videos of users for six months, as well as store metadata for three years. Although the law has been passed to curb the menace of terrorism, many service providers said that storing so much data would cost them more than 4 times their annual profit. In addition, this bill interferes with the private life of Russian citizens.
- In November 2014, at the APEC summit, Putin made a warm gesture by wrapping a shawl around China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan. As soon as this video surfaced online, many people started suspecting Putin’s intentions. As China has traditionally been conservative on public interactions between unrelated men and women, Putin’s view of the public in public was not taken the way it was intended. As a result, the video was completely removed from Chinese TV and the Internet.
- In 2014, the Putin-led Russian government was accused of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane, MH-17, which was flying over a disturbed region of eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. Putin has denied any wrongdoing and was quoted as saying, “If MH-17 crashes in Ukraine, it is Ukraine’s fault.”
- Reportedly, Putin has also been linked to the murders of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and politician rival Boris Nemtsov.
Some Facts About Vladimir Putin
- Putin holds a black belt in Judo.
By the age of 18, Putin had earned a black belt in judo and still practices martial arts in his spare time.
- He spent his childhood hunting rats in an apartment block.
Putin was born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) to a poor Soviet family and lived in an apartment block with his parents, siblings and three other families. In his official biography, Putin revealed that he spent his free time hunting rats on the ladder.
- The Secret Life of Putin’s Daughters.
Putin has two daughters with his ex-wife Lyudmilia, Yekaterina and Maria, both in their early thirties. Photos with the girls have been leaked to the media, but they have never been publicly photographed as adults. Kremlin insiders don’t even know how they look. In addition, Putin does not allow anyone to find out where they live, whether they are married or not, etc. Russian newspapers reported in 2005 that Putin’s daughters were attending college in St. Petersburg, but all speculation was immediately dismissed.
- She has several pet dogs and one is used to intimidate German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Russian president loves dogs and keeps many as pets – and he even uses them as political tools to intimidate German Chancellor Angela Merkel, it seems. In January 2007 it was alleged that Putin had brought his black Labrador, Connie, to Sochi for a diplomatic meeting with Merkel – knowing full well that he was afraid of dogs, bitten as a youth. – so that they can be intimidated.
- Putin went scuba-diving for the ancient Greek world.
In August 2011, Putin “discovered” ancient Greek vases while scuba-diving in the Black Sea.
- Putin co-piloted a plane to help extinguish wildfires in the Russian countryside.
In August 2010, Putin co-piloted a firefighting plane to help put out hundreds of wildfires in western Russia. Forest fires in the Ryazan region engulfed Moscow in a vast haze, but Putin pressed the button that spilled hundreds of liters of water into the affected areas to help calm them.
- Putin worked as a KGB agent and spied in the West.
For 16 years Putin worked as an officer in the KGB (Committee of State Security), spying for the secret police agency in East Germany between 1975 and 1991. Putin’s primary job was to recruit foreigners to Dresden so that they could be sent undercover. Agent for the United States. When the Berlin Wall was falling in 1989, Putin also burned KGB files as mobs tried to enter the agency’s headquarters in Dresden. He moved back to Russia in 1991 and left the agency with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
- Putin is proficient in speaking German but hesitates to speak English.
After being stationed in East Germany, Putin became fluent in German and regularly talks in the language with Angela Merkel. However, Putin is not that good at speaking English. They lack the confidence to speak the language in public, speaking in English only on a few occasions.
- You can buy Putinka Vodka and Putin canned goods.
If ever there was any doubt about how high Putin was held in his home nation, it is the fact that his name and image have been used to advertise a number of products. T-shirts with images of the Russian leader, as well as Putin canned food, Putinka Vodka, are sold across the country.
- Putin’s alleged personal wealth is £46 billion.
Although no one knows for sure, it is alleged that Putin has a large personal wealth of up to £46 billion. Russian opposition politicians and journalists have alleged that Putin secretly holds large stakes in several Russian companies, adding to his alleged hidden wealth. Putin is believed to have at least 11 luxury watches (worth a combined £500,000) as well as 20 villas and palaces, nine of which were built during his time as president. What’s more, one of those mansions – called “Putin’s Palace” – is being built in Italianate style near the Black Sea village of Praskovevka and reportedly cost £750 million to build .
- Putin effectively used constitutional loopholes to win re-election for a third time.
After serving as president from 2000 to 2008, Putin was unable to stand for a four-year consecutive term due to the terms of the Russian constitution and had to step down. His mentor, Dmitry Medvedev, assumed the presidency instead, appointing Putin as his prime minister between 2008 and 2012. In September 2011, the Russian constitution allowed the presidential term to be increased from four years to six, and to resign from office.
Valdimir Putin in Russia-Ukraine War
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked one of the biggest security crises in Europe since World War II by invading Ukraine, with troops with missiles and artillery entering the country from multiple directions.
Putin said he worked to protect civilians in separatist areas from Ukrainian forces, although there was no evidence they were in any danger. US and European allies have warned for weeks that their intelligence suggests Moscow plans to make up a false justification for the war, although there is no evidence of US claims either.
Ukraine’s government called Russia’s action a “full-scale offensive” and imposed martial law across the country. Ukraine’s interior ministry urged citizens to move to shelters, saying the capital Kyiv was being targeted.