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Vladimir Putin
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Vladimir Putin
Владимир Путин
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2nd and 4th President of Russia
Assumed office
7 May 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov (Acting)
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
7 May 2000 – 7 May 2008
Acting President: 31 December 1999 – 7 May 2000
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
Viktor Khristenko (Acting)
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Preceded by Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
33rd and 37th Prime Minister of Russia
In office
8 May 2008 – 7 May 2012
President Dmitry Medvedev
First Deputy Sergei Ivanov
Viktor Zubkov
Igor Shuvalov
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
16 August 1999 – 7 May 2000
Acting: 9 August 1999 – 16 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
First Deputy Nikolai Aksyonenko
Viktor Khristenko
Mikhail Kasyanov
Preceded by Sergei Stepashin
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Leader of All-Russia People's Front
Assumed office
12 June 2013
Preceded by none (position created)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and Belarus
In office
27 May 2008 – 18 July 2012
General Secretary Pavel Borodin
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Leader of United Russia
In office
7 May 2008 – 26 May 2012
Preceded by Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
9 August 1999 – 16 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Viktor Khristenko
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Secretary of the Security Council
In office
9 March 1999 – 9 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Bordyuzha
Succeeded by Sergei Ivanov
Director of the Federal Security Service
In office
25 July 1998 – 29 March 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Kovalyov
Succeeded by Nikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
7 October 1952 (age 65)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Nationality Russian
Political party All-Russia People's Front (2011–present)
Other political
affiliations Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1975–91)
Our Home – Russia (1995–99)
Unity (1999–2001)
Independent (1991–95; 2001–08; 2012–present)
United Russia (2008–2012[1])
Spouse(s) Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983; div. 2014)
Children 2 including Katerina Tikhonova
Residence Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Leningrad State University
Awards Order of Honor of the Russian Federation Order of Honour
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch KGB
Years of service 1975–1991
Rank CCCP air-force Rank podpolkovnik Lieutenant colonel
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (/ˈpuːtɪn/; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, IPA: [vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪr vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn] (About this sound listen); born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician serving as the current President of the Russian Federation since 7 May 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008.[2][3][4] He was Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 1999 until 2000, and again from 2008 until 2012.[5] During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the chairman of the ruling United Russia party.[2]