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.
 

Ukraine wants to return Gazprom in the nineties

Business17.07.2018

Moscow, under Washington's pressure, is prepared to retain only a small part of its gas transit through Ukraine.

Andrei Kostin asked Vladimir Putin to refuse Russia in dollars and offshore

Officials16.07.2018

The head of VTB Bank seriously suggests to make the ruble a currency for international settlements. Most likely, it is a banal ban on foreign currencies for Russians.

The meeting of Putin and Trump can help lift sanctions from Oleg Deripaska

Business10.07.2018

Withdrawal of sanctions from UC Rusal not only suits the administration of Trump, but it is beneficial to it.

German Gref sounded the alarm about the "tax maneuver" in the oil industry

Business09.07.2018

According to the head of Sberbank, oil companies may not give 800 billion rubles in loans to Russian banks that were taken to modernize the refinery. Sberbank has already issued 455 billion rubles for these purposes.

Vitaly Saveliev does not intend to lose control of "Aeroflot"

Officials09.07.2018

Ex-Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation cherishes ambitious plans.

Putin approved a reduction in pension costs and increased funding for security forces

Governance06.07.2018

The state will send money to pensioners and social expenditures for the army and pay for power structures.

Sberbank and VTB will transfer assets to a defense bank

Business05.07.2018

Vladimir Putin instructed to create a scheme for transferring defense credits to Promsvyazbank (PSB). Loan repayment will occur at a discount and will be accompanied by a transfer of capital. At the same time, the PSB will not be the only authorized bank for the state defense order.

President of "OFC-Bank" Nikolai Gordeyev is suspected of abuse of power

Crime28.06.2018

The president of the deceased "OFC-Bank" Nikolay Gordeev is suspected of abuse of authority while running a credit institution.

Former assistants of Vladimir Putin received a new job

Officials27.06.2018

The President has completed the reshuffling in the administration by appointing plenipotentiaries in the federal districts of the Russian Federation.

Putin instructed to test a new tax on Russians

Officials26.06.2018

The Federal Tax Service will begin an experiment on taxation of self-employed citizens of the Russian Federation in four regions of the country. In the future, the government plans to annually collect from them up to 500 billion rubles of taxes. Which can be sent to help the oligarchs, to finance wars and hold mundials.

Aeroflot changes its course and flies to Moscow

Business26.06.2018

The carrier can change the development strategy.

Russian authorities want to strengthen control over trips of Russians abroad through permits

Governance25.06.2018

However, until this failed to do because of the developer's bankruptcy. Now the "Electronic ticket" will be developed by the corporation "Rostekh" and there are all chances that the company of Chemezov, to the great joy of Russian tourists, will fail this project.

Valentin Yumashev officially returned to the Kremlin

Governance22.06.2018

Yeltsin's son-in-law, Valentin Yumashev, was officially appointed as an adviser to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the spokesman of the latter, Dmitry Peskov, "Yumashev has always been an adviser to the president."

Secrets of Wilbur Ross's ghost state

Governance22.06.2018

Becoming US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross promised to give up his assets. But he did not. His family now owns an extremely toxic investment portfolio, in which there are, for example, shares of companies related to Vladimir Putin's inner circle.

Sergei Roldugin is interested in the Prosecutor's Office of Panama

Business21.06.2018

After the publication of the Panama Dossier, the law firm Mossack Fonseca undertook a detailed study of its Russian clients.

The US wants to prevent India from buying Russian weapons

Business20.06.2018

The US is trying to derail the largest defense contracts between Russia and India.

"Rosneftegaz" will pay the state dividends twice a year

Officials18.06.2018

In 2017, the state company will pay 33 billion rubles, which is half what it received for its stakes in Rosneft, Gazprom and Inter RAO.

The Ministry of Finance approved the privatization of state companies to implement the may decree of Putin

Officials15.06.2018

The state can sell even a part of the shares of Sberbank.

Russian President dismissed his adviser on the Internet Herman Klimenko

Officials13.06.2018

Famous for his unscrupulous official of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation "ruined" the fight against Telegram and began to run "ahead of the locomotive", recommending the disconnection of foreign services.

Russian winemakers ask Vladimir Putin to impose levies on their foreign colleagues

Business12.06.2018

The proceeds - up to 30 billion rubles - they offer to send to support the industry.

Rosatom comes back to China

Business09.06.2018

Rosatom has signed contracts for the supply of equipment for four new power units in China and other agreements worth more than $ 5 billion.

The estimate of the most expensive Football Championship in history increased several times

Society08.06.2018

The World Cup in Russia will be the most expensive in history, although the organizers refused some plans, and some of the objects failed to be delivered by the deadline. Taking into account the costs of the regions, the total budget of the championship will exceed $ 14 billion.

Chef Vladimir Putin engaged in gold mining and supply of mercenaries in Sudan

Business07.06.2018

The structures of Eugene Prigogine got into Africa.

The losses of Russian billionaires due to sanctions exceeded $ 6 billion

Business06.06.2018

Yesterday Vladimir Putin signed a law on counter-sentences. Forbes estimated how much the richest people of Russia who were under sanctions in April lost, while the Duma and the Kremlin came up with the US response.

Gazprom is exploring the possibility of laying down ski slopes near a place under the protection of UNESCO

Business05.06.2018

The corporation intends to lay the ski slopes next to the place under the protection of UNESCO.

Vladimir Putin stood up for Yevgeny Prigozhin

Governance05.06.2018

Putin called ridiculous US accusations against "restaurateur from Russia."

In the near circle of Vladimir Putin there are personnel perturbations

Officials04.06.2018

The presidential administration is awaiting the renewal of the cadre.

General cleaning: why Igor Shuvalov began to reduce VEB employees

Business04.06.2018

Igor Shuvalov began work at the head of VEB with a proposal to cut almost half of the staff of the state corporation. Although the savings will be small. To become an effective development institution, VEB needs to cut costs, experts say.