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.

Budget acrobatics for Putin's daughter


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

The invisible gas pipeline of Alexey Miller


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

Sergey Chemezov became a Hero


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


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

FSB presses Valery Izralyt


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

Resident investor: what friend of Vladimir Putin invests in


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


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


"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


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

Shell promised Vladimir Putin a full tank


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

Chinese buyers imitate Vladimir Putin


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


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

Russian GLONASS became a victim of US sanctions


"Roskosmos" disrupted the program of building satellites.

An Orthodox Vatican will be built in Russia


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

Putin's best friend


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


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


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


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

Vladimir Korolev was drained from the fleet


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.

Daria Navalnaya feels confident at Stanford


Where do daughters of politicians and presidents study?

The French stood up for Michael Calvey as their mother


French business demanded the release of partner Baring Vostok.

Vladimir Putin reached into the pipe


The president demands to tighten control over the quality of oil. Chlorine in the pipe ruined 3-5 million tons of oil by 1.6–2.6 billion dollars and reduced the capacity of Friendship by a third.

How Viktor Ishayev became a victim of high politics


The story of how the former presidential plenipotentiary ruined Vladimir Putin’s plans and was arrested.

Prospective daughter of Vladimir Putin will develop genetics


Maria Vorontsova, who was called The New Times and Reuters by the eldest daughter of President Vladimir Putin, is included on the board for the development of genetic technologies.

Alexey Hotin was arrested by the hand of Elvira Nabiullina


The head of the Central Bank wrote about Vladimir Putin about the situation around Ugra.

Corruption and drunkenness hinder African expansion of political technologists Evgeny Prigogine


An investigation into how Russia intervenes in elections in twenty countries.

Sergey Kudinov headed the FSO


The head of the operational management became a native of the CSS of the FSB.

Sergey Aleksashenko has calculated how much the annexation of Crimea cost Russia


The economist analyzes the consequences of the annexation of the Crimea for the Russian economy.