Vladimir Putin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Aug, 2017
Facts of Vladimir Putin
Date of Birth: 1952 , October-7
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Vladimir Putin
Birth Name Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Father Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin
Mother Ivanovna Putina
Nationality Russian
Birth Place/City Saint Petersberg
Ethnicity White
Profession Politician
Net Worth $200 billio
Married Yes
Married to Lyudmila Shkrebneva
Children Maria and Yekaterina
Divorce Lyudmila Shkrebneva(div.2013)
Siblings Viktor and Albert
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Synopsis

Vladimir Putin is a powerful Russian politician who has served several offices in the country’s government. He was born in a middle-class family and led a usual life.

Putin had a dream of becoming an intelligence officer ever since he was a child. He got acquainted with the procedure involved in becoming an intelligence officer and struggled to become one. 

Early life and education

Vladimir Putin was born as Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin on 7th October 1952 in Saint Petersberg, Soviet Union. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds a Russian nationality.

Putin was born to Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina. His birth was preceded in the death of two brothers, Viktor and Albert, born in the mid-1930s.

During 1960-68, Putin attended the ‘Primary School No. 193’ located at Baskov Lane. He then joined the ‘High School No. 281’ and even took interest in sports like sambo and judo.

In 1970, Putin enrolled at the ‘Leningrad State University’ Law Department, and as a student, he joined the ‘Communist Party of the Soviet Union’. During the time, he encountered the Russian politician Anatoly Sobchak.

 Career

Soon after graduating from law school, Putin entered government run intelligence agency ‘KGB’ (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti). At the beginning of the 1980s, he was trained at the ‘KGB School No. 1’, Moscow.

Putin worked for the ‘KGB’ agency’s Directorate Secretariat and then was employed at the Counterintelligence Division. He was again sent for training by ‘KGB’ to ‘Andropov Red Banner Institute’ to prepare for his trip to Germany. 

In 1990, Putin traveled back to Leningrad and was appointed to the ‘Leningrad State University’ as the rector, in which capacity he handled international relations.

Putin became the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office in 1998, and the same year, he joined the office as the Director of the Federal Security Service.

The following year, Putin became the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Personal life

On 28th July 1983, Vladimir Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva after dating for three years. The couple was blessed with two daughters Maria and Yekaterina.

This president has been a subject to many alleged link-ups, but these were regarded as rumors and the couple denied all the allegations.

However, the pair announced a divorce in 2013 and within a year, the divorce was finalized.

A Street of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, has been named after him as ‘Vladimir Putin Avenue’. A peak in Tian Shan Mountains has also been named after this politician as ‘Vladimir Putin Peak’.

Net worth

Putin's net worth is estimated to be $200 billion, according to former Hermitage Capital Management CEO, Bill Browder, who testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Atlantic.

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