Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, 70, has been president of Russia for more than 20 years, following the resignation of Boris Yeltsin in 2000. This Monday (21) Ordered troops to invade Ukraine After the two parts are separated.
Below, see important milestones in the path of the Russian leader:
First Steps: From KGB to Public Life
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, was a child when he lived in Leningrad in the 1960s.
Putin was born on October 7, 1952, into a working class family on the outskirts of Leningrad in present-day St. Petersburg. He recently graduated from law school and joined the Russian secret service KGB in 1975 for training.
He began his public career in 1994 as Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg.
On August 16, 1999, Putin was elected Prime Minister by then-President Boris Yeltsin. Already in 2000, after the resignation of Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin Elected President of Russia in the first round.
According to analysts, his steadfast stance during the Second Chechen War (1999 and 2009) demonstrated Moscow’s control over the Chechen rebels, which was perceived as a “resurgence” of Russian state power.
In 2004, Russia’s top leader was re – elected and ruled for four years. Yet in 2004, the President signed the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases.
Unable to serve more than two consecutive terms, Putin left the Kremlin to his prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev.
New election and divorce
Russian President Vladimir Putin plays with his dogs during a walk in Moscow. – Photo: Alexsey Druginyn / RIA Novosti / Reuters
In 2012, he was re-elected president in the first round for a six-year term. The election was marked by unprecedented protests by the opposition.
One year after returning to the presidency, Putin announced his divorce from his wife, Lyudmila, who has had two daughters since 1983.
Crimea annexation and support for Bashar al-Assad
In 2014, after the occupation by Russian troops, the Russian president encouraged the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. In 2015, Putin extended his military support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Putin has always been famous for trying to promote a fancy image – Photo: Revelation / Kremlin / Reuters
The President of Russia was re-elected in the March 18, 2018 elections with a broad advantage over his opponents. He received 76% of the vote and received more than 56 million votes, breaking his 2004 record.
(Below, Journal da Globo’s 2018 report shows that young people have a different opinion about Putin)
Opinions about Putin differ among young people
May be in power until 2036
In 2021, Putin will sign a law that would allow him to hold two more positions after his current term ends in 2024. Russia’s president can stay in power until 2036.
On February 21, 2022, Vladimir Putin Announced the recognition of two separate territories of Ukraine – Luhansk and Donetsk.
The move escalated tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which began with Ukraine’s intention to join the US-led coalition NATO.
Look at the photos of Putin’s path
Putin and Scholes at the ‘Great Table’ meeting in Moscow on February 15, 2022 Photo: Sputnik / Michael Clementev / Kremlin via Reuters
Presidents of Brazil, Jair Bolsanaro and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet on February 16, 2022 in the Kremlin in Moscow – Photo: Alan Santos / PR
Trump and Putin ‘cover’ on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine – Photo: Reproduction
Russian President Vladimir Putin plays hockey at Red Square in Moscow on Saturday (29) – Photo: Sputnik / Alexei Nikolsky / Sputnik
‘Simpsons’ imagines Vladimir Putin trying to get Homer to vote for Donald Trump at the polls – Photo: Revelation
Before driving a Formula 1 car in St. Petersburg, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was guided by a Renault mechanic.
Putin was an ally of Muammar Gaddafi (Photo: AFP)
Xi says Putin is his “best friend” – Photo: Getty Images
Putin often allows himself to be photographed shirtless – part of a strategy to send an image of health and strength – Photo: Getty Images
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