- currently is the Russian president
- born October 7, 1952
- in 1999, Russian president Boris Yeltsin dismissed his prime minister and promoted Vladimir Putin in his place
- graduated from Leningrad State University in 1975
- in 1983 he got married to Lyudmila
- in 2014 he was reportedly nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
- due to term limits, Putin was forced to leave the presidency in 2008, but finally in 2012 he was reelected as president
"The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history."
President for 2000- 2008 2012-Now , Currently is Russia's President.