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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the current President of Russia.

About Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is former Russian President. Putin stepped down as president in May 08 because the Constitution barred him from seeking a third consecutive term.

Professional Biography

Putin was in news for saving the television crew of Rossiya television after he shot a tranquillizer gun when a tiger escaped from its cage and began to charge at the crew. Putin is at the Ussuri reserve in Siberia to observe researchers monitored the tigers in the wild.

Putin, in 2001, was adamant about changing Russia's Constitution to allow a president to extend his or her four-year term thrice consecutively. However, he is believed to be persuading the current President Dmitry Medvedev to rewrite the Constitution to extend the presidential term apparently opening doors to speculations that he is keen to get back to being Russian President.

Putin's wealth

A Kremlin declaration said, as Russias Prime Minister, Putin's wealth is 11 per cent more than President Medvedev. In 2008 Putin earned 4.6 million rouble (94,000 pounds), 11 per cent more than the 4.14 million roubles declared by Medvedev according to statements posted on their respective web sites showed. Putin lives in a 77-square-metre flat in Saint Petersburg, owns a garage, two classic cars, a trailer and a 1,500 square metre plot of land. He has share holdings with a nominal value of 230,000 roubles. He and his wife have bank deposits worth just under 3 million roubles and 4,700 square metres of land. His wife has two car parking spaces and a Volkswagen Golf.

Visit to Gdansk, Poland - Septemeber 2009

Putin is likely to be present in Gdansk, Poland during the celebrations of 70th anniversary of the beginning of WWII. In June 09, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the visit will be a breakthrough in Russia's view on history.

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Comments / Negative criticism

  • June 09: Negative confidence rated global leader, WorldPublicOpinion.org poll

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Vladimir Putin to undertake 1,300-mile road trip across Russia in Lada
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is set to undertake a road trip across Russias far east in a Lada. ANI

Vladimir Putin tracks endangered whales with crossbow
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has revealed that he was thrilled to be part of a team that was tracking endangered whales. ANI

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Red spy Anna Chapman had a fling with a British artist before she ditched him for her future husband Alex. ANI

Putin meets busted Russian snoops for singalong
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently met with the group of 10 spies - who were deported from the US earlier this month - for a hearty patriotic singalong, it has emerged. ANI

Russian President criticises Iran for moving closer to nuclear bomb
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that Iran is gaining the ability to build a nuclear bomb, the strongest criticism of Irans nuclear program to emerge from the Kremlin under either Medvedev or his predecessor, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ANI

Russian President criticises Iran for moving closer to nuclear bomb
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Report: Anna Chapmans father may have had Kremlin connections
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Vladimir Putin claims Russian fighter jet superior to US rival
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has claimed that the countrys newest fighter would trump a US-built rival, the F-22 Raptor. ANI

Russian police seize 100,000 anti-Putin books
Russian police have reportedly seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. ANI

Anand Sharma to attend St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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Russia hosts spectacular 65th V-Day parade in Red Square
Russia on Sunday played host to a spectacular Victory Day parade that marked the 65th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany. ANI

Meet Russian model Katya who targets Putins critics in honey-trap
This one is straight out of James Bond film From Russia with Love, in which the Soviet lay honey trap on the super spy, using a sexy seductress. ANI

Antony asks Navy to speed up probe of officers immoral conduct
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said he has asked the Indian Navy to speed up the probe into allegations of immoral conduct against an officer during his posting in Russia. ANI

Vladimir Putin nominated for hip-hop award
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a music award honouring his contributions to hip-hop and rap. ANI

Polish plane crash: Russian investigators rule out technical fault
Russian investigators have ruled out technical faults as the cause of the air crash which killed 96 people, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski. ANI

Air crash: Polish, Russian investigators examining flight data recorders
Russian and Polish investigators are studying fragments of the plane, which crashed in Russia on Saturday killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several other senior public figures. ANI

Poland begins week of mourning after Russian air crash
A week of national mourning has begun in Poland following Saturdays plane crash in Russia, in which President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several other senior public figures were killed. ANI

Polish President among 87 killed in Russian plane crash
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife died here on Saturday when a plane carrying 87 passengers from Warsaw crashed while approaching Smolensk airport in Russia. ANI

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