Putin Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer serving as the current president of Russia. Putin has served continuously as president or prime minister since 1999: as prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012, and as president from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012.

Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel before resigning in 1991 to begin a political career in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 to join the administration of President Boris Yeltsin. He briefly served as director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and secretary of the Security Council of Russia, before being appointed prime minister in August 1999. After the resignation of Yeltsin, Putin became acting president and, less than four months later, was elected outright to his first term as president. He was reelected in 2004. Because he was constitutionally limited to two consecutive terms as president, Putin served as prime minister again from 2008 to 2012 under Dmitry Medvedev. He returned to the presidency in 2012, in an election marred by allegations of fraud and protests, and was reelected in 2018. In April 2021, after a referendum, he signed into law constitutional amendments including one that would allow him to run for reelection twice more, potentially extending his presidency to 2036.

During Putin’s first tenure as president, the Russian economy grew on average by seven percent per year, after economic reforms and a fivefold increase in the price of oil and gas. Putin also led Russia during a war against Chechen separatists, reestablishing federal control of the region. As prime minister under Medvedev, he oversaw a war against Georgia and military and police reform. During his third term as president, Russia annexed Crimea and sponsored a war in eastern Ukraine with several military incursions made, resulting in international sanctions and a financial crisis in Russia. He also ordered a military intervention in Syria to support Russian ally Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, eventually securing a deal that granted permanent naval bases in the Eastern Mediterranean. During his fourth term as president, he launched a large invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, provoking international condemnation and significantly expanded sanctions. In September 2022, he announced a partial mobilisation and forcibly annexed four Ukrainian oblasts into Russia. In March 2023, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin for war crimes in connection to his alleged criminal responsibility for illegal child abductions during the war.

Under Putin’s leadership, Russia has undergone democratic backsliding and a shift to authoritarianism. His rule has been characterised by endemic corruption and widespread human rights violations, including the imprisonment and repression of political opponents, the intimidation and suppression of independent media in Russia, and a lack of free and fair elections. Putin’s Russia has scored poorly on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, The Economist Democracy Index, Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index, and the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index. Putin is the longest-serving Russian president and the second-longest currently serving European president, after Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.


Putin Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Biography And Wiki
Full NameVladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Nickname(s)VVP, Volodoya, Vova, Grey Cardinal
ProfessionPolitician
PartyUnited Party
Political Journey• Acting President of the Russian Federation (1999-2000).
• Elected as the Russian President on 7 May 2010 (2000-2004).
• Elected to the presidency for a second term on 14 March 2004 (2004-2008).
• Chosen as the Prime Minister on 8 May 2008 (2008-2012).
• Elected again as the President on 4 March 2012.
• Became the President of Russia for the 5th time on 18 March 2018.
Biggest RivalBoris Nemtsov (Died, 2015)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 71 kg
in pounds- 152 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 October 1952
Age (as of 2022)70 Years
BirthplaceLeningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityRussian
HometownSt. Petersburg, Russia
SchoolSt. Petersburg High School
CollegeSt. Petersburg State University
Educational QualificationsDegree in Law
DebutIn 1990, he was appointed as an advisor on international affairs to Mayor Sobchak.
FamilyFather– Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (Conscript in Soviet Navy)
Mother– Maria Ivanovna Putina (Factory worker)

Sister– N/A
Brothers– Albert Putin (Died in infancy), Viktor Putin (Died of Diphtheria during the Siege of Leningrad)
ReligionRussian Orthodoxy
HobbiesJudo, Skiing, Ice Hockey, Horse Riding, Fishing, Swimming, Hunting
Controversies• Time & again, Putin has been accused of controlling and influencing the Russian media. For instance, in 2008, when the liberal newspaper ‘Moskovsky Korrespondent’ reported that Putin was planning to marry a rhythmic gymnast named Alina Kabayeva, 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 users’ calls, messages, photographs and videos for six months, as well as metadata for up to three years. Although, this law has been passed to curb the menace of terrorism, many service providers said that storing so much data would cost them as much as 4 times their annual profit. Moreover, this bill interferes with the private lives 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. Soon after this video surfaced online, many people started doubting Putin’s intentions. As China is traditionally conservative on public interaction between unrelated men and women, the public show of consideration by Putin was not taken in the way it was intended to be. As a result, the video was completely scrubbed from Chinese TV & Internet.

• In 2014, Putin led Russian government was accused of shooting down a Malaysian passenger Plane, MH-17, flying over the troubled region of eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 passengers on-board. Putin has denied any wrongdoing and was quoted as saying, “If MH-17 crashed in Ukraine, it is Ukraine’s fault.”

• Allegedly, Putin has also been associated with the assassinations of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko & politician rival Boris Nemtsov.
Favourites
BookSankya by Zakhar Prilepin (Russian novel)
Rock BandThe Beatles
FoodPistachio ice-cream
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsAlina Kabayeva, Russian Gymnast (2008)

Wendi Murdoch, Film Actress & Producer (Rumored, 2016)
Wife/SpouseLyudmila Ocheretnaya (Divorced, 2013)
ChildrenDaughters– Maria Putin (Elder), Yekaterina Putin

Son– N/A
Money Factor
Salary (as the President of Russia)$112,000 (£81,000)/Year (as in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)$70 billion (as in 2017)
Cars CollectionLada Kalina, Volga GAZ-21, Niva

Early life

Putin was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), the youngest of three children of Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (1911–1999) and Maria Ivanovna Putina (née Shelomova; 1911–1998). His grandfather, Spiridon Putin (1879–1965), was a personal cook to Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. Putin’s birth was preceded by the deaths of two brothers: Albert, born in the 1930s, died in infancy, and Viktor, born in 1940, died of diphtheria and starvation in 1942 during the Siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany’s forces in World War II.

Putin’s father, Vladimir Putin

Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova
Putin’s mother was a factory worker and his father was a conscript in the Soviet Navy, serving in the submarine fleet in the early 1930s. During the early stage of Nazi German invasion of Soviet Union, his father served in the destruction battalion of the NKVD. Later, he was transferred to the regular army and was severely wounded in 1942. Putin’s maternal grandmother was killed by the German occupiers of Tver region in 1941, and his maternal uncles disappeared on the Eastern Front during World War II.

Education
On 1 September 1960, Putin started at School No. 193 at Baskov Lane, near his home. He was one of a few in his class of about 45 pupils who were not yet members of the Young Pioneer organization. At age 12, he began to practise sambo and judo. In his free time, he enjoyed reading the works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Lenin. Putin studied German at Saint Petersburg High School 281 and speaks German as a second language.

Putin studied law at the Leningrad State University named after Andrei Zhdanov (now Saint Petersburg State University) in 1970 and graduated in 1975. His thesis was on “The Most Favored Nation Trading Principle in International Law”. While there, he was required to join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU); he would remain a member until it ceased to exist in 1991.

Putin met Anatoly Sobchak, an assistant professor who taught business law,[f] and who later became the co-author of the Russian constitution and of corruption schemes in France. Putin would be influential in Sobchak’s career in Saint Petersburg, and Sobchak would be influential in Putin’s career in Moscow.

In 1997, he received his Ph.D. in economics (Candidate of Economic Sciences) at the Saint Petersburg Mining University for a thesis on the strategic planning of the mineral economy.


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