Vladimir Putin is considered to be one of the powerful Russian politician who has served many offices in the country’s government. Vladimir Putin was born in a middle class family and survived with a normal living lifestyle.Putin had a dream of becoming an intelligence officer ever since he was a child. He finally realized this dream and entered the ‘KGB’ the Russian intelligence agency where he received training and was posted in various places as an undercover agent. For a larger part of his life, he served at the agency. Eventually, he got involved in political affairs of the country and resigned from ‘KGB’. He then, diligently worked for the welfare of the country and its people, which soon earned him recognition. His hard work, knowledge and calm got him appointed in many offices in the government. Finally, when the then President of Russia Boris Yeltsin decided to step down from his post, he found no better successor than Putin and appointed him as the president of the country. A few months later, the elections took place and there too he emerged as the winner.
Putin’s Childhood And Carrier
He was born in Saint Petersberg, Soviet UnionVladimir on 7th October, 1952. He was born to Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina.
He attended the Primary School No. 193 during his 1960-68 which is located at Baskov Lane.
In 1970, he enrolled at the “Leningrad State University” Law Department, and as a student he joined the “Communist Party of the Soviet Union”. During the same time, he encountered the Russian politician Anatoly Sobchak.
He worked on his thesis entitled “The Most Favored Nation Trading in International Law”, and in 1975, he graduated from the university.
After graduating from law school, he proceeded government run intelligence agency ‘KGB’ (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti).
He worked for the ‘KGB’ agency’s Directorate Secretariat and then was employed at the Counterintelligence Division.
During the period 1985-90, he operated in the Dresden city of East Germany as an undercover agent. Vladimir’s hard work earned him the position of lieutenant colonel and eventually he became the senior assistant.
He chaired the “Committee for International Relations” at St. Petersburg City Hall in 1991, and a few years later, also joined the St. Petersburg City Government as the Deputy Chairman.
He shifted to Moscow in the year 1996, along with his family and there he was appointed to the “Presidential Property Management Directorate” as the Deputy Chief.
In March 2000, he was elected to as the President of Russia and also served a second term after being re-elected to the office.
He was made the Prime Minister of Russia in May 2008, by presidential executive order.
In March 2012, he was elected as the President of Russia and still holds the office.
Main Contributions: The “2010 Russian Wildfire” that broke, had huge consequences. Crops were destroyed and thousands died due to the smog that was created due to this fire. Vladimir Putin took special care to help people overcome this emergency situation and himself took charge of the reconstruction of homes and provide compensation to the victims.
Personal Life & Legacy: On 28th July, 1983, Vladimir married Lyudmila Shkrebneva after a courtship of about three years. The couple were blessed with two daughters Maria and Yekaterina. This president has been a subject to many alleged link-ups, but these were regarded as rumours and the couple denied all the allegations. A street of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, has been named after him as “Vladimir Putin Avenue”.