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Career

Government of the Russian Federation
2012–present
President of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
20082012
Prime Minister of Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
20002008
President of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
19992000
Acting President of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
1999
Prime Minister Moscow, Russian Federation
Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation
19981999
Director Moscow, Russian Federation
Government of the Russian Federation
1998
First Deputy Chief for Regions Presidential Staff / Moscow, Russian Federation
19971998
Deputy Chief of Staff Presidential Staff / Moscow, Russian Federation
19971998
Chief of the Main Control Directorate Main Control Directorate, Presidential Property Management Department / Moscow, Russian Federation
19961997
Deputy Chief Presidential Property Management Department / Moscow, Russian Federation
City of Saint Petersburg
19911996
Head Mayor’s Office, Committee for External Relations, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Leningrad State University
19901991
Assistant to the Rector in charge of international relations Committee for State Security, International Affairs Section / Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Committee for State Security (KGB)
19851990
Intelligence Officer Dresden, German Democratic Republic
19751985
Intelligence Officer First Chief Directorate, Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Professional memberships

2011–present
People’s Front for Russia Moscow, Russian Federation Founder and Leader
20082012
United Russia Political Party Moscow, Russian Federation Chairman
19992001
Unity Party Moscow, Russian Federation Member
19951997
Our Home Is Russia Political Party Saint Petersburg Branch; Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Member
19751991
Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Member

Accomplishments of note

2011
A peak in Tian Shan mountains named Vladimir Putin Peak Tian Shan Mountains / Kyrgyz Republic Parliament of Kyrgyzstan
2008
Central street of Grozny, the capital of Russia's Republic of Chechnya, was renamed from the Victory Avenue to the Vladimir Putin Avenue Grozny, Republic of Chechnya Ordered by the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov
2007
Person of the Year Ekspert Magazine / Moscow, Russian Federation
2007
Person of the Year Time Magazine / New York, New York USA

Professional honors and awards

2011
Confucius Peace Prize International Peace Research-Center, People’s Republic of China
2007
Order of King Abdul Aziz Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia
2007
Order of Zayed United Arab Emirates
2006
Grand-Croix Legion d’honneur French Republic

Community

Nationality
Russian
Politics
United Russia
Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Sports
Judo, sambo, karate, alpine skiing, fishing, hunting

Education

Other
Andropov Red Banner Institute Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Foreign Intelligence 19841985
Other
401st KGB School Okhta, Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Counter-intelligence 19751976
Law School
Leningrad State University, Law Department Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Doctor of Jurisprudence International Law Degree conferred 1975
Publications
The Strategic Planning of Regional Resources Under the Formation of Market Relations 1975 Ph.D. thesis
Native language
Russian
Other languages
German, English

Honorary Degrees

2011
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law Belgrade, Republic of Serbia Doctorate

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
October 7, 1952
Gender
Male
Place of birth
 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

19832013
Lyudmila Aleksandrovna (Shkrebneva) Putina     2 children Mariya Putin (1985) Yekaterina Putin (1986)

Parents

Father
Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (1911–1999)
Mother
Maria Ivanovna (Shelomova) Putina (1911–1998)

Grandparents

Father's father
Spiridon Ivanovich PUTIN (1879–1965)

Ancestry

Russian