Considered one of the most influential people in the world, Vladimir Putin is a great president of Russia. He was in position of Russian President from 2000 to 2008 and won the election again in 2012. With many effective policies and efforts to recover economy, Vladimir Putin received tremendous supports from the public. In the period of 2000 – 2008, Russian economy grew dramatically with GDP increase of 72% in PPP thanks to his smart decisions.
Born in Leningrad, he is the youngest of three sons of Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putin. He graduated from the Leningrad State University in 1970 with majoring in Law and then served for KGB (Committee for State Security in English) in 1975. He was appointed to be Russian President by president Yeltsin in 1999 and became the official president of Russia in 2000.
Lyudmila, a former flight attendant and Germany teacher, in 1983. They have two daughters named Maria(1985) and Yekaterina(1986). Putin and his wife ended his marriage in 2014 after 30 years together.