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Biography of Putin 

Vladimir Putin in Russian Владимир Путин (full name Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin), was born on 7th October 1952 in Leningrad now St. Petersburg is the president of Russia since 2012. He is graduating from Leningrad State University in 1975 at Law. Putin served 16 years at the Committee for State Security (KGB), later become the Federal Security Service (FSB)as a foreign intelligence officer.

Putin started his political carrier by resigning from the security office in Saint Petersburg in 1991 and moved to Moscow in 1996 to join Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, the first President of Russia after collops Soviet Union from 1991 to 1999. Putin became Russia’s prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

In 2012, Putin was elected as the president of Russia and reelected in 2018. He changed the country’s constitution to allow him to run for reelection twice more since April 2021.

Putin Childhood

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 7 October 1952 at ordanary family.  He is the youngest of three children in his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, and mother, Maria Ivanovna Putina. Putin’s father was an army, and his mother was a factory worker.

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Putin describes his family on his website as a very kind, benevolent person. His mother disapproved of his decision to do Dodo. Every time he was fighting with his mother about his passion for continuing Judo, his coach later visited his home and convinced his family that he got support. Putin’s father, Vladimir Putin, was involved in the war, and in the 1950s, he worked as a security guard. Sometime later, his father worked as a foreman at the carriage works.

His father was born in St Petersburg in 1911. The 1st World wartime and St Petersburg became hard for people to survive, so his entire family moved to Pominovo, a village in the Tver Region from where his grandmother came. At that time, his father met his mother, and they got married at the age of 17. After the war, the Putin family moved to St Petersburg in a small and tiny room of an apartment on the fifth floor. Putin describes, “Before World War II,  my parents occupied half of the house, and we were very proud of the living standards they had achieved then, but it seemed like an ultimate dream to them.”

Vladimir Putin’s education 

Vladimir Putin attended Primary School No. 193 in 1960, in Leningrad. Completing his eighth grade, he joined High School No. 281, affiliated with a technology institute, and he completed his studies there in 1970. Putin describes on his website himself, ” I was always late for my first class, so even in winter, I didn’t have time to dress properly. “

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Putin was not very interested in studying until grade six. But later in grade six, Vladimir Putin himself radically changed his studies. He decided to achieve something in his life. So, he began getting good grades, which came quickly to him. He was allowed to join the Young Pioneers organization and became the head of a Pioneer detachment in his class. At the same time, he started doing sports. But to focus on his future, he realized to study well. Putin became a student of a law department at Leningrad State University in 1970,  for his university degree until 1975. In the early 1980s, Mr. Putin studied at KGB School No. 1 in Moscow, the country’s capital.

Putin completed law in university to be an intelligence officer at KGB

Putin described that even before he finished school, he wanted to work in intelligence. He went to the office of the KGB Directorate to find out how to become an intelligence officer. There, he said to Putin that he would have to either serve in the army or complete college with a law degree. Then, he began preparation the exam to enter the law department at Leningrad State University.

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Vladimir Putin admits to the law department at Leningrad State University in 1970. After graduating from Leningrad State University, Putin got an opportunity to work in the state security agencies. Firstly, he got an appointment to the Directorate secretariat; sometime later, the counterintelligence division where Putin worked there five months. A half-year later, he got a chance to join operations personnel retraining courses.

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Putin spent six more months working in the counterintelligence division. Then he left for special training in Moscow, where he spent a year. Then he returned to Leningrad to work in the First Main Directorate – the intelligence service, where he worked about four and a half years. He returned to Moscow to study at the Andropov Red Banner Institute, preparing for his trip to Germany.

Vladimir Putin Wife Lyudmila and daughters

Vladimir Putin met Lyudmila Shkrebnev before his flight to East Germany in favor of his good friend, a flight attendant on domestic airlines. He spent three days going to the theater with his friends, and  Putin became friends with Lyudmila, his future wife.

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They got married after three years of their first meeting on July 28, 1983. In 1985, Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin welcomed their first daughter, Maria, and second daughter, Katerina, in 1986, in Dresden. Lyudmila described that Mr. Putin loves daughters very much; in her opinion, all fathers do not love their daughters as he does.

Vladimir Putin worked in East Germany

Vladimir Putin worked in East Germany from 1985 to 1990 as the local intelligence office in Dresden. Later he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and the position of senior assistant to the head of the department.

Putin was awarded the bronze medal issued in the German Democratic Republic, For Faithful Service to the National People’s Army in 1989. He expressed it was a normal thing to be promoted just once while working abroad. But I was promoted twice.”

Putin joined politics after Soviet Union Collapse

Vladimir Putin became assistant to the rector of Leningrad State University in charge of international relations after returning to Leningrad from Germany in 1990. His responsibility was for international relations. He worked there, hoping to write his Ph.D. thesis. Ended his dream in the same year after becoming assistant to the rector in charge of international relations.

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Putin began work from June 1991 as Chairman of the Committee for International Relations at the St Petersburg City Hall and held Deputy Chairman of the St Petersburg City Government. He resigned from KGB after starting work at the City Hall.

Living in Moscow with his family as the prime Minister of Country

Putin moved to Moscow with his family in 1996, where he got an opportunity to post Deputy Chief of the Presidential Property Management Directorate. He was rising his career rapidly. He got the chance to be appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office and Chief of Main Control Directorate in March 1997.

He completed his doctoral thesis on economics at the St Petersburg State Mining Institute in his busy work schedule. Putin became First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office in May 1998. In the same year, in July, He was appointed Director of the Federal Security Service. Nearly a year later, he held Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation from March 1999.

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Putin was appointed Prime Minister of the Russian Government by then-President Boris Yeltsin in August 1999. After getting this opportunity, he thought that If I can help save Russia from falling apart, this would be something to be proud of in my life.

Acting President of the Russian Federation

Before welcome, the New Year of 2000, the  President of Russia Boris Yeltsin proposed Vladimir Putin to become Acting President of the country.

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Putin described himself for the offer, “I had my thoughts, my reasoning, but at the same time, there was another logic I had to consider too. Fate offered me the chance to work for the country at the very highest level.  Vladimir Putin became Acting President of the Russian Federation On December 31, 1999.

President of the Russian Federation

on March 26, 2000, Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia and officially inaugurated on May 7, 2000.

“We have common aims; we want our Russia to be a free, prosperous, flourishing, strong, and civilized country, a country that its citizens are proud of and that is respected internationally,”  Putin said in his inauguration speech.

He added in his speech that perhaps it would not be possible to avoid mistakes, but what I can promise and what I do promise is that I will work openly and honestly.

Putin’s second presidential term

on March 14, 2004, Vladimir Putin elected once more to a second presidential term.  Addressing the Federal Assembly on May 26, 2004, Putin said, “Our goals are apparent. We want high living standards and a safe, accessible, and comfortable life for the country.

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We understand the obstacles we could face in reaching the goals we have set, and we are actively modernizing the state to make sure that its functions correspond to the present stage of Russia’s development – that of achieving a natural rise in living standards.”

Putin elected Prime Minister of the Russian Government again

Vladimir Putin was appointed Russian Prime Minister by presidential executive order On May 8, 2008. “Russia has grown much stronger in recent years,” Putin said at the Russian Federation State Duma session.

Putin said that the authorities must draw their support solely from the Russian people, and People must be the center of attention. In November 2011, Vladimir Putin was a candidate for President of the Russian Federation.

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Taking personal control in summer of 2010, Vladimir Putin took the reconstruction of homes and compensation for victims of the wildfires. He set up round-the-clock monitoring at the sites were built new housing for the fire victims. There were installed video cameras working 24 hours a day at all of the main areas. The Government house could follow The construction work on monitors at Vladimir Putin’s residence and the Government website.

Destroyed houses, all of the people received new homes or apartments by the start of winter or received monetary compensation at their request. They received a financial settlement with the 100000 rubles amount. A total of 2,200 families built new homes.

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Country prime minister Vladimir Putin is an active supporter of measures to develop the agricultural sector. He told the farmers, “Step by Step, we are becoming full-fledged masters of our food and agricultural markets.” Putin got support for military personnel and teachers is another priority for Putin.

The third term of President role from 2012 to 2017

Vladimir Putin was their candidate in the presidential election in November 2011, the delegates at United Russia’s 12th party congress approved, and he was elected President of Russia on March 4, 2012.

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Vladimir Putin declared the Sochi Winter Olympic Games open On February 7, 2014.  For the Olympics, Sochi built 11 sports venues, 380 buildings, and structures with a total capacity of 200,000 people. Two thousand eight hundred seventy-six athletes from 88 countries competed in the Olympics, the first time Russia hosted the Winter Olympic Games.

Crimea becomes part of the Russian Federation.

The people of Crimea voted in a referendum, with 96 percent supporting reunification with Russia On March 16, 2014. The two chambers of the Federal Assembly in the St George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, asking the parliamentarians to consider a Constitutional Law on Admitting the Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation On March 18, 2014, in the President addressed; and Signed the agreement on admitting Crimea to the Russian Federation right after the speech.

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During a visit to GAZ Group Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod, the President announced his intention to stand in the upcoming presidential election On December 6, 2017. Following the election held on March 18, 2018, Vladimir Putin was elected again as the Russian Federation president.