Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]. He was previously married to Lyudmila Putina.

Became the acting President following Boris Yeltsin's resignation on December 31, 1999. He was then elected President of Russia on May 7 2000 with 52.94% of the vote, for a four year term.

A former KGB agent active for 15 years in the foreign intelligence service. Retired from the agency in 1990. A lifelong practitioner of the martial arts, he holds a black belt in judo.

Was prohibited from running for a third consecutive term in 2008 according to the Russian constitution. However, as the constitution does not prohibit more than two, but nonconsecutive, terms, Putin was able to run for the presidency in 2012.

In Saint Petersburg, Vladimir Putin and Yuriy Shevchuk had a heated debate about human rights, democracy, and corruption in Russia [May 2010]

The mother of Vladimir Putin, Maria Ivanovna Shelomova (1911-1998), worked at the plant, survived the siege of Leningrad. She was awarded the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad.".

Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]. He was previously married to Lyudmila Putina.

Vladimir Putin is the current president of Russia with a reported net worth of $70 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Putin has one interesting peculiarity: occupying an office, he never enters into permutations there. This is quite unusual, because all officials are trying to get rid of the things of their predecessor and adapt the cabinet for themselves.

Putin claims that from childhood he was fond of Kipling's works, and at a more mature age he fell in love with the work of Mikhail Lermontov.