Biography Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is the current President of Russia. He is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer. He’s been in this post since 2012, and he was previously in this role from 1999 to 2008.  From 1999 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2012, he served as Prime Minister. Putin is the second-longest-serving European president currently in office.

Vladimir Putin Education

Putin earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Leningrad State University named after Andrei Zhdanov (now Saint Petersburg State University) in 1970. His thesis was titled “International Law’s Most Favored Nation Trading Principle.” He was forced to join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union while he was there, and he remained a member until it was abolished (it was outlawed in August 1991). Putin met Anatoly Sobchak, a corporate law assistant professor who eventually became a co-author of the Russian constitution as well as the French corruption schemes. Putin would be influential in Sobchak’s career in Saint-Petersburg. Putin’s career in Moscow would be influenced by Sobchak.

Vladimir Putin Career in the KGB

1980, in the KGB Putin, joined the KGB in 1975 and received training at the 401st KGB school in Okhta, Leningrad. He began his career as a counter-intelligence officer in the Second Chief Directorate before being transferred to the First Chief Directorate, where he observed foreigners and consular officials in Leningrad. Putin was dispatched to Moscow in September 1984 for additional training at the Yuri Andropov Red Banner Institute. He served in Dresden, East Germany, from 1985 to 1990, under the guise of a translator. This stage of his career is hazy and contentious.

After jumping from the third-floor window of the Russian embassy in Berlin, a Russian’spy’ was discovered dead.

Vladimir Putin Personal Wealth

Putin’s fortune was estimated to be over 3.7 million rubles (US$150,000) in bank accounts, a private 77.4-square-meter (833 sq ft) apartment in Saint Petersburg, and assorted other assets, according to official numbers revealed during the 2007 legislative election.

Putin’s income in 2006 was reported to be 2 million rubles (about $80,000). Putin earned 3.6 million rubles ($113,000) in 2012, according to his tax returns.

Vladimir Putin Religion

Putin and wife Lyudmila in New York at a service for victims of the September 11 attacks, 16 November 2001

Putin is Russian Orthodox. His mother was a devoted Christian believer who attended the Russian Orthodox Church, while his father was an atheist.