Vladimir Putin




Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

Born in Saint Petersburg, Putin studied German at Saint Petersburg High School 281, and speaks the language fluently. He then studied law at the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration, rising quickly through the ranks and becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999, when Yeltsin resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election by a 53% to 30% margin, thus avoiding a runoff with his Communist Party opponent, Gennady Zyuganov. He was reelected President in 2004 with 72% of the vote.
 

The Putin's ex-wife fund assimilates millions received from abroad

Society27.11.2019

The Center for the Development of Interpersonal Communications Foundation, which is supervised by the ex-wife of the president, has begun the restoration of a German villa in Kaliningrad.

Leonid Mikhelson will not receive state money

Business26.11.2019

In 2020, NOVATEK will not receive a single ruble from the federal budget for its projects. Leonid Mikhelson threatened to disrupt the Arctic LNG-2 project.

Valentin Yumashev told how Yeltsin saw a human in Putin

Society25.11.2019

The former head of the Yeltsin administration gave a great interview to Vladimir Pozner.

New criminal cases take off from Vostochny Cosmodrome

Crime22.11.2019

Theft of 250 million rubles during the construction of the launch complex is being investigated.

Katerina Tikhonova’s fund revenue jumped to half a billion rubles

Business21.11.2019

The National Intellectual Development Fund, operating under the Innopraktika brand, increased revenue by 65% last year - to a maximum over the past five years.

How Putin's guards govern

Officials21.11.2019

The appointment of security officials as heads of federation subjects only leads to the enrichment of their inner circle.

Unknown billionaire: what the nephew of Vladimir Putin hides from the public

Society20.11.2019

Portrait of Mikhail Shelomov, nephew of the president, owner of a billion dollars and a toilet in the yard

How Russian businesses use the UK for money laundering

Society28.10.2019

Transparency International has released a report on how the UK is used for money laundering and reputation, the document contains examples related to Russia.

Boris Titov put in a word for Vsevolod Opanasenko

Business21.10.2019

The business ombudsman doubted the qualification of the computer transaction of the T-Platform company.

Budget acrobatics for Putin's daughter

Officials11.10.2019

The cost of building the Center for Acrobatic Rock and Roll jumped by half a billion.

The invisible gas pipeline of Alexey Miller

Business07.10.2019

Gazprom invest paid one and a half billion rubles for a gas pipeline, which is not there.

Sergey Chemezov became a Hero

Officials02.10.2019

The contribution of the head of Rostec to the development of the defense complex is canceled by the title of Hero of Russia.

Classmate Vladimir Putin may be forced to answer for a collapsed bank

Business30.09.2019

Subsidiary liability may befall Nikolay Egorov for the debts of OFK Bank.

FSB presses Valery Izralyt

Officials24.09.2019

The service withdrew the businessman’s declaration to prove his guilt.

Resident investor: what friend of Vladimir Putin invests in

Business23.09.2019

Former German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig not only helps projects of Russian state-owned companies, but also owns his own investment business.

The Ministry of Defense will not receive a contract for the completion of the Vostochny Cosmodrome

Business09.09.2019

The management of Roscosmos convinced the president that he would hand over the object on time and without the help of the military.

Sergey Chemezov launched his hand in the state pocket

Business30.07.2019

"Rostec" is trying to get money from the budget for the construction of new aircraft.

Sergey Chemezov asked for money from Vladimir Putin for airplanes

Business23.07.2019

Rostec needs 300 billion rubles to recapitalize the United Aircraft Corporation.

Shell promised Vladimir Putin a full tank

Business19.07.2019

The Anglo-Dutch company will open 260 gas stations within five years.

Chinese buyers imitate Vladimir Putin

Society17.07.2019

President Vladimir Putin has to appear in public with some subject, as visitors to the Chinese IT giant Alibaba begin to look for exactly the same.

Rosneft asked for money for the development of oil fields in the Arctic

Business16.07.2019

In return, he will invest up to 8.5 trillion in the Arctic region.

Russian GLONASS became a victim of US sanctions

Officials16.07.2019

"Roskosmos" disrupted the program of building satellites.

An Orthodox Vatican will be built in Russia

Society27.06.2019

The Russian Orthodox Church asks Putin to support the concept of turning the city into the capital of Orthodoxy.

Putin's best friend

Business25.06.2019

Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg is confident that he will remain a friend of Vladimir Putin even after he leaves the presidency of the country. Previously, the businessman said that Putin’s resignation would not affect his business.

Petr Aven will look for president on Khachaturov

Business13.06.2019

The Moscow Arbitration Court rejects claims for the recovery of funds from the former owners of Rosgosstrakh, the co-owner of Alfa Bank wrote.

Viktor Vekselberg fell into total crisis

Business03.06.2019

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg gave the first big interview after falling under US sanctions. He told why it became for him a “total life crisis”, why he attended Trump's inauguration and why he could no longer be a “man of the world.”

Katerina Tikhonova jumped forward 100 years

Society27.05.2019

The alleged daughter of Vladimir Putin has been crossed out on the vistibular apparatus.

Vladimir Korolev was drained from the fleet

Officials09.05.2019

The commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolev, was dismissed because he could not solve the problems of commissioning and repairing warships, experts say. Vladimir Korolev transferred to the United Shipbuilding Company, his place is taken by the Commander of the Northern Fleet Nikolai Evmenov.