Present Position: President of Russia
Early Life and Education
1975 Law Degree Saint Petersburg State University
1997 Candidate of Science Degree, Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
Married: 1983 Lyudmila Divorced: 2014
1975 KGB, Counter-Intelligence
1985 KGB, Monitor in Dresden, East Germany
1990 Various positions in Saint Petersburg city administration and simultaneously in Saint Petersburg State University
1991 Resigns from KGB with rank of Lt. Colonel. Continues his administrative jobs.
1992 – 1996 Saint Petersburg City Council recommends Putin be fired for corruption. Mayor refuses and Putin stays on.
1996 Joins national administration as Deputy Chief of the Presidential Property Management Department in Moscow.
1997 Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff
1998 Director of Federal Security Services
1999 Prime Minister of Russian Federation
2000 President of Russian Federation
2008 Prime Minister of Russian Federation
2012 President of Russian Feeration
1999 Describes communism as “a blind alley, far away from the mainstream of civilization”.