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Vladimir Putin Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets and Awards

Vladimir Putin And His Family

Vladimir Putin Biography: He was born on October 7, 1952, in Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R (now St. Petersburg, Russia). He is the current President of Russia and a former intelligence officer. He was also the country’s Prime Minister (1999, 2008-12). 

Vladimir Putin’s grandfather named Spiridon Putin, was a personal cook to Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. Vladimir Putin is the youngest of three children. His father was Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, and his mother was Maria Ivanovna Putina. His mother was a factory worker, and his father was a conscript in the Soviet Navy. He served in the submarine fleet in the early 1930s. His father also served in the destruction battalion of the NKVD in early World War II. Later, he was transferred to the regular army and, in 1942, was severely wounded.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952, and according to the calculation, her current age is 69 years. 

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status. The height of Vladimir Putin is 168 cm and 1.68 m and feet inches- 5′ 6″. Her weight is in kilograms- 71 kg.weight. 

Education

Vladimir Putin attended Primary School No. 193 in Leningrad in 1960-68. After eighth grade, he attended High School No. 281. It was a chemistry-focused magnet school under the aegis of a technology institute, and he completed his studies there in 1970.

He did his graduation in 1975. His thesis was on “The Most Favored Nation Trading Principle in International Law”.He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and remained a member until it ceased to exist.

Personal Life

Vladimir Putin met Anatoly Sobchak, an assistant professor and taught business law. Later, became the co-author of the Russian Constitution, and the corruption schemes persecuted France. He married Lyudmila Shkrebneva, and the couple has two daughters, Mariya and Katerina. 

Career

Vladimir Putin served around 15 years as a foreign intelligence officer for the KGB (Committee for State Security), including six years in Dresden, East Germany. He retired from the active KGB service in 1990 with the rank of lieutenant colonel and returned to Russia to become a protector of Leningrad State University and had responsibility for the institution’s external relations. 

Vladimir Putin then became an adviser to Sobchak, the first democratically elected mayor of St. Petersburg. He gained the confidence of Sobchak and is known for his abilities to get things done. 

He grew close to fellow Leningrader Anatoly Chubais and moved to administrative positions. He had risen to the post of first deputy mayor in 1994. He then moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined the presidential staff as deputy to Pavel Borodin, the Kremlin’s chief administrator. 

Pres. Boris Yeltsin, in July 1998, made Putin director of the Federal Security Service. After that, he became the secretary of the influential Security Council. In 1999, Yeltsin appointed Putin as Prime Minister.

Virtually, he was not well known to the public. His approval ratings to the public soared when he launched a well-organized military operation against secessionist rebels in Chechnya. The public in Russia appreciated the coolness of Putin. He further supported a new electoral bloc, Unity, and ensured success in the December parliamentary elections.

Vladimir Putin’s First and Second Presidential Term

Yeltsin unexpectedly announced his resignation on December 31, 1999, and named Putin as acting President. Putin easily won the March 2000 election with about 53 percent vote. As President, he promised to end corruption and create a solid regulated market economy. He quickly reasserted control over Russia’s 89 regions and republics. Vladimir Putin divided them into seven new federal districts, and a representative appointed by the President headed each. Vladimir Putin removed the right of the regional governors to sit on the Federation Council, which is the upper house of the Russian parliament. He also reduced the power of Russia’s unpopular financiers and media tycoons’ so-called “Oligarchs” by closing various media outlets and launching criminal proceedings against various leading figures. 

In Chechnya, Vladimir Putin faced a difficult situation mainly from rebels who staged terrorist attacks in Moscow and guerilla attacks on Russian troops from the region’s mountains. He also declared a military campaign in 2002, but casualties remained high. 

In 2001, he strongly objected to U.S. President George Bush’s decision to abandon the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. In 2002-2003, Putin joined German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder and French Pres. Jacques Chirac opposed U.S. and British plans to use force to push Saddam Hussein’s Government in Iraq.

The country’s economy saw growth after a prolonged recession in the 1990s, so Putin was easily reelected in March 2004. In December 2007, Putin’s party, United Russia, won an overwhelming majority of seats in parliamentary elections. A constitutional provision forced Putin to step down in 2008, and he chose Dmitry Medvedev as his successor.

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Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister

In March 2008, Dmitry Medvedev won the presidential election, and Putin was announced to be the chairman of the United Russia Party. Medvedev nominated Vladimir Putin as the country’s Prime Minister within hours of taking office on May 7, 2008. 

On September 24, 2011, at the United Russia Congress in Moscow, Medvedev officially proposed that Putin stand for the Presidency in 2012. Putin accepted this offer. However, on March 4, 2012, Putin was elected to a third term as the President of Russia. He resigned as United Russia chairman and handed control of the party to Medvedev. On May 7, 2012. Putin was inaugurated as President, and one of his first acts after assuming office was to nominate Medvedev to serve as Prime Minister. 

Vladimir Putin’s Third Presidential Term

His first year, the office was characterized by a largely successful effort to stifle the protest movement. Opposition leaders were jailed, and nongovernmental organizations that received funding from abroad were labeled as “foreign agents”. In June 2013, tensions with the United States flared when U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden sought refuge in Russia after revealing many secret NSA programs. 

In Russia, Snowden was allowed on the condition that, in Putin’s words, he stop “bringing harm to our American partners.” In August 2013, an attack of chemical weapons took place outside Damascus made the U.S the case for military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. In an editorial published in the New York Times, Putin urged restraint, and U.S and Russian officials brokered a deal in which Syria’s chemical weapons supply would be destroyed.

In December 2013, Putin commemorated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the post-Soviet Constitution and ordered the release of some 25,000 individuals from Russian prisons. Also, he granted a pardon to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was the former head of Yuko’s oil conglomerate. He was imprisoned for more than a decade.

Vladimir Putin’s Fourth Presidential Term

In 2018, Vladimir Putin won the presidential election with more than 76% votes. On May 7, 2018, his fourth term began and will last until 2024. Also, he invited Dmitry Medvedev to form a new government on the same day. He took part in the opening of the movement along the highway section of the Crimean bridge on May 15, 2018. He signed decrees on the new Government’s composition on May 18, 2018. He further announced that he would not run for President in 2024 on May 25, 2018. He opened the 21st FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2018, and it took place in Russia for the first time. 

Dmitry Medvedev and his entire Government resigned on January 15, 2020, after Vladimir Putin’s Address to the Federal Assembly. The President suggested that Medvedev take the newly created post of Deputy Chairman of the Security Council. Putin also suggested significant constitutional amendments that could extend his political power after the Presidency. 

Putin on the same day nominated Mikhail Mishustin, head of the country’s Federal Tax Service, for the post of Prime Minister. The next day, Vladimir Putin was confirmed by the State Duma to the post and appointed Prime Minister by Vladimir Putin’s decree. This was the first time a Prime Minister was confirmed without any votes against. Mishustin presented to Vladimir Putin a draft structure of his Cabinet on January 21, 2020. The President signed a decree on the structure of the Cabinet and appointed the proposed Ministers on the same day.

At the time of COVID-19 Pandemic

Vladimir Putin was instructed to create a Working Group of the State Council on March 15, 2020, to counteract coronavirus spread. He appointed Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin as the head of the Group.

After a phone call with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte, he arranged for the Russian army to send military medics, special disinfection vehicles, and other medical equipment to Italy.

Vladimir Putin also visited a hospital in Moscow’s Kommunarka on March 24, 2020, where patients with coronavirus are kept. He spoke with them and the doctors. He worked remotely from his office at Novo-Ogaryovo. 

He announced in a televised address to the nation on March 25 that the April 22 constitutional referendum would be postponed because of coronavirus. He also announced that the next week would be a nationwide paid holiday and urged Russians to stay at home.

He also provided and announced a list of social protection measures, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, and changes in fiscal policy. He also announced measures for microenterprises small- and medium-sized businesses deferring tax payments except for Russia’s value-added tax for the next six months. Also, cut the size of social contributions in half, deferring social security contributions, deferring loan repayments for the next six months, a six-month moratorium on fines, debt collection, and creditors’ applications for bankruptcy of debtor enterprises. He again issued an address on April 2, 2020, in which he announced the prolongation of the non-working time until April 30. Putin said that he was fully vaccinated against the disease with the Sputnik V Vaccine in June 2021. 

Awards

YearCountryDecoration
2019KazakhstanNursultan Nazarbayev awards Order of Yelbasy
2018ChinaOrder of Friendship
2017KyrgyzstanOrder of Manas
2017TurkmenistanOrder “For contribution to the development of cooperation”
2014SerbiaOrder of the Republic of Serbia
2014CubaOrder of José Martí
2013MonacoOrder of Saint-Charles
2010VenezuelaOrder of the Liberator
2007UAEOrder of Zayed
2007Saudi Arabia    Order of Abdulaziz al Saud
2007TajikistanOrder of Ismoili Somoni
2006FranceLégion d’honneur
2004KazakhstanOrder of the Golden Eagle
2001VietnamOrder of Ho Chi Minh

Net Worth

Vladimir Putin’s Net Worth is $70 Billion (Rs 5 Lakh Crore). Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on October 7, 1952, in Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R is a Russian intelligence officer and a politician. They served as the President of Russia and as the Country’s Prime Minister.

Putin’s annual Presidential salary is $187,000. In 2012, he reported an income of $113,000. Putin also claims to have a relatively net worth of $180,000 in a savings account, a few Russian-made automobiles, and a 16,000 square foot plot of land in the Moscow suburbs.

Car Collection

CarPrice
Aurus Senat Limousine$1.2 million
Mercedes ML 500$46,000
Lada Vesta Sedan$11,000
Gazelle Limousine$160,000
Lada Niva 4×4$25,000

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