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Vladimir Putin

  • Has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012
  • Putin was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012
  • During Putin's first presidency, the Russian economy grew to a large extend
  • He was designated #1 on the Forbes List of The World's Most Powerful People.
  • Putin was a KGB officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991

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