Biography of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, full name Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, was born on October 7, 1952, in Leningrad, Soviet Union now Saint Petersburg, Russia

He was a politician and intelligence officer who led Russia as President (1999–2008, 2012–). 1999, 2008–12


Anatoly Sobchak, subsequently one of the most prominent reform politicians of the perestroika era, served as Putin’s professor of law at Leningrad State University,

where he studied. Putin spent six years in Dresden, East Germany, during his 15 years as a foreign intelligence agent for the KGB (Committee for State Security).

With the rank of lieutenant colonel, he retired from active service with the KGB in 1990. He then returned to Russia, where he held the position of vice-rector at Leningrad State University,

where he was in charge of the university’s foreign relations. Soon after, Putin made a U-turn Putin was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), where both his parents served as conscripts in the Soviet Navy in the early 1930s.

His mother worked in a factory. He also enjoyed studying Marx, Engels, and Lenin. At this age, he began to learn German, which he now masters as a second language.

After receiving a law degree from St. Petersburg State University in 1975, Putin was transferred to Moscow for further training at the Yuri Andropov Red Banner Institute.

He then used a false identity as a translator to serve in Dresden, East Germany. Putin’s official biography states that he saved the Soviet Cultural Center and KGB archives in 1989.

Entry into politics

When he was appointed chairman of the external relations department of the mayor’s office in June 1991

he was charged with promoting relations with other countries and foreign investment. Within a year, he was under investigation by the city’s Legislative Council for undercutting prices and allowing $93,000,000 worth of metal to be shipped in exchange for unreturned foreign food aid. Putin remained in charge until 1996 despite a proposal to have him removed.

In 1994, he was appointed the first deputy chairman of the St. Petersburg government. In May 1995, he organized the St. Petersburg branch of the pro-government political party Our Home – Russia and served as its chairman until June 1997.

Putin was appointed Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff by President Boris Yeltsin in 1997. He held this position until May 1998, when Yeltsin appointed him Director of the Federal Security Service.

the main intelligence and security agency of the Russian Federation and the replacement for the KGB. Putin was chosen as one of the three first deputy prime ministers in August 1999.

 Presidential term

 Vladimir Putin’s first term

 On December 31, 1999, Yeltsin resigned and, in accordance with the Constitution of Russia, Putin became the Acting President of the Russian Federation. Between 2000 and 2004.

Putin included approximately the reconstruction of the impoverished conditions of the. S., winning the electric war with the Russian oligarchs.

At some point in the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis, many of the world’s media warned that the deaths of 130 hostages in a special forces rescue operation could damage President Putin’s popularity,

but soon after the siege, the president enjoyed record public approval ratings. with eighty-three in step with the cent of the Russians declaring they were happy with his handling of the disaster.

Vladimir Putin’s second term

In March 2004, Putin was re-elected as president, and in December 2007, United Russia won 64.24 percent of the popular vote

The victory in the elections, with the help of many, became visible as a demonstration of the strong popular support of the then-Russian leadership and its decrees.

First Deputy Senior Minister Dmitry Medvedev, thanks to the use of the constitution for a third consecutive term, became his chosen successor in the electricity switching operation.

Putin was appointed Prime Minister of Russia and maintained his political dominance.

 Vladimir Putin’s third term

Putin’s first year in office as president has turned into one characterized by a largely successful attempt to quell the protest movement.

Competition leaders were jailed and non-governmental groups that received funding from abroad were classified as “overseas vendors”. Tensions with the United States flared in June 2013, while NSA contractor Edward Snowden sought refuge in Russia after revealing the existence of a series of secret NSA applications.

Snowden changed to permission to remain in Russia under the condition that he ceases, in Putin’s words, to “harm our American companions.”

Following chemical weapons attacks outside Damascus in August 2013, the US decided to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil conflict.

In an editorial published in the New York Times, Putin urged restraint and US and Russian officers brokered a deal under which Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile could be destroyed.

Putin marked the 20th anniversary of the Soviet charter in December 2013 by ordering the release of some 25,000 people from Russian prisons.

In a separate move, he pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the previous head of oil conglomerate Yukos, who had been jailed for more than a decade over prices that many outside Russia said were politically motivated.

In September 2011, Medvedev announced that he would recommend the party nominate Putin as its presidential candidate. Regardless of allegations of vote manipulation.

Putin won the 2012 Russian presidential election. Anti-Putin protests appeared at some point during and immediately after the presidential campaign, followed by a counter-protest by Putin supporters that culminated in a rally of an estimated 130,000 supporters at Russia’s largest stadium, Luzhniki.

Vladimir Putin’s fourth term

His fourth presidential bid began in 2018 when Putin won by more than 76 percent of the vote, and in 2020.

he advised fundamental constitutional changes that could expand his political power beyond his presidency.

Putin’s Annexation of Crimea

In 2014, Russia carried out several military incursions into Ukrainian territory. Many contributors to the global community assumed that Putin’s annexation of Crimea ushered in an entirely new type of Russian foreign policy,

that the annexation of Crimea saw its overseas coverage shift “from state-led overseas coverage” to taking an offensive stance to restore the Soviet Union.

Russian-Ukrainian struggle

In September 2021, Ukraine conducted naval exercises with NATO forces, after which the Kremlin warned that increasing NATO military infrastructure in Ukraine would be “crimson lines” for Putin.

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