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Vladimir Putin

Born: October 7, 1952 (age 65) in Saint Petersburg

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012.

Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia, the ruling party.

For 16 years Putin was an officer in the KGB, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he retired to enter politics in his native Saint Petersburg in 1991.

He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration where he rose quickly, becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned.

Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election, despite widespread accusations of vote-rigging, and was reelected in 2004.

Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008.

Dmitry Medvedev won the 2008 presidential election and appointed Putin as Prime Minister, beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy".

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Assad Meets Putin In Unscheduled Visit Ahead Of Sochi Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unexpected meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, in which the pair discussed a shift from military strategy to political resolution for a country that’s..
Eurasia Review

Why Assad Made A Surprise Visit To Russia – OpEd

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Videos for Vladimir Putin

News video: Robert Mueller Turning up the Heat on Jared Kushner Over Russian Meetings

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is turning up the heat on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as he examines potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,..
Source: Rebecca Stefansky -

News video: Trump Lets Putin Plan In Post-War Syrian

Trump Lets Putin Plan In Post-War Syrian 00:36

Six months after President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike against a Syrian government airbase, he has increasingly become a bystander, as Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the lead in shaping..
Source: Rebecca Stefansky -

News video: Vladimir Putin Goes Shirtless For His Summer Vacation in Siberia

Vladimir Putin Goes Shirtless For His Summer Vacation in Siberia 00:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin is decompressing on his summer vacation bare-chested in Siberia. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (mariamgaluppo) has more.
Source: Veuer -

News video: Presidents Trump, Putin Speak By Phone

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Phone call lasted more than one hour.
Source: CBS 3 Philly -

News video: President Trump and Vladimir Putin Just Had an Hour-Long Phone Call

President Trump and Vladimir Putin Just Had an Hour-Long Phone Call 00:21

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda,..
Source: Time -


Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin embrace ahead of Syria UN peace talks

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has praised Vladimir Putin for "saving Syria", as the two leaders met ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran to discuss the peace process.Putin greeted Assad..
New Zealand Herald

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump discuss Syria, Ukraine, North Korea in hour-plus call

The presidents of Russia and the US spoke about the situation in Syria and a possible cooperation against terrorism in a call that lasted for over an hour. Also on the agenda were the conflict in..
Deutsche Welle

Trump, Putin talk foreign affairs in hour-long call

United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke over the phone for a little over an hour, discussing a range of international concerns.Syria, Iran, North Korea..
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In Russia, Assad thanks Putin for 'saving' his country

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a secret trip to Russia where he met Vladimir Putin for three hours and thanked him for helping to save his country.
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Trump holds 'great call' with Russian President Putin

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President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria on Tuesday with President Donald Trump, with both speaking of the need for progress toward a peace settlement in Syria.

Cisco is linking up with Interpol to share data about the cyber criminals it finds on its network

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· *On Tuesday, Cisco announced that it will share "cybercrime" data with the international police network Interpol.* · *The data includes information and analysis about security threats that..
Business Insider

President Trump, Vladimir Putin hold phone call on North Korea, Syria, other security issues

The call came less than two weeks after Trump and Putin met on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific economic conference in Vietnam.

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Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have had a one-hour phone call.

Trump Is Standing By Roy Moore: "We Don't Need A Liberal Democrat In That Seat"

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Trump, Putin discuss support for U.N. peace process in Syria: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders stressed the importance of the U.N.-led peace process in resolving the..

Trump Speaks To Putin About Syria, North Korea

MOSCOW (dpa-AFX) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss various international hot spots, including Syria and North Korea.The call came a d...
FinanzNachrichten.de Also reported by •RTTNews

Trump And Putin Speak "For More Than An Hour" By Phone; Discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

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As previewed this morning, when we discussed the surprise meeting between Syria's al-Assad and Vladimir Putin in which the Syrian president said “Today, on behalf of the Syrian people, I extend my..
Zero Hedge Also reported by •DNA

Russia's military role in Syria may be nearing an end, Putin says after meeting with Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country’s military role in Syria may be coming to an end and that a peace plan — led by Kremlin initiatives and without the United States’ involvement..
L.A. Times

Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin informed US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday of his talks with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, according to the Kremlin.

Russia's Putin not likely to give up involvement in Syria

Meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad this week, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said recent successes in battling the Islamic State group in Syria have allowed for a shift in focus to a..

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