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  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 07, 1952

    Birth

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 07, 1952

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg).




  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    1975

    Graduation

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    1975

    Putin studied Law at the Leningrad State University (now Saint Petersburg State University) in 1970 and graduated in 1975.




  • Okhta, Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia
    1975

    Joined the KGB

    Okhta, Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia
    1975

    In 1975, Putin joined the KGB and trained at the 401st KGB school in Okhta, Leningrad.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Jul 28, 1983

    Marriage

    East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Jul 28, 1983

    On 28 July 1983, Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva, and they lived together in East Germany from 1985 to 1990. They have two daughters, Mariya Putina, born 28 April 1985 in Leningrad, and Yekaterina Putina, born 31 August 1986 in Dresden, East Germany.




  • Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia
    May, 1990

    Adviser on international affairs to the Mayor

    Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia
    May, 1990

    In May 1990, Putin was appointed as an adviser on international affairs to the Mayor of Leningrad Anatoly Sobchak.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    Head of the Committee for External Relations of the Mayor's Office

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    On 28 June 1991, he became head of the Committee for External Relations of the Mayor's Office, with responsibility for promoting international relations and foreign investments.




  • Russia
    Tuesday Aug 20, 1991

    Resignation from KGB

    Russia
    Tuesday Aug 20, 1991

    Putin claims that he resigned with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 20 August 1991


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Mar, 1994

    First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Saint Petersburg

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Mar, 1994

    In March 1994, Putin was appointed as First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Saint Petersburg.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Wednesday Mar 26, 1997

    Presidential Staff

    Moscow, Russia
    Wednesday Mar 26, 1997

    On 26 March 1997, President Boris Yeltsin appointed Putin deputy chief of Presidential Staff, which he remained until May 1998, and chief of the Main Control Directorate of the Presidential Property Management Department (until June 1998).


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    Chief of Presidential Staff

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    On 25 May 1998, Putin was appointed First Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff for regions, replacing Viktoriya Mitina.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    Prime Minister

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers, and later on that day, was appointed acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation by President Yeltsin.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Friday Dec 31, 1999

    President of the Russian Federation

    Moscow, Russia
    Friday Dec 31, 1999

    On 31 December 1999, Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned and, according to the Constitution of Russia, Putin became Acting President of the Russian Federation.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday May 07, 2000

    A President

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday May 07, 2000

    The inauguration of President Putin occurred on 7 May 2000. Putin appointed the Minister of Finance, Mikhail Kasyanov, as the Prime Minister.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    A President for 2nd time

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    On 14 March 2004, Putin was elected to the presidency for a second term, receiving 71% of the vote.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Thursday May 08, 2008

    Second premiership

    Moscow, Russia
    Thursday May 08, 2008

    Putin was barred from a third consecutive term by the Constitution. First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was elected his successor. In a power-switching operation on 8 May 2008, only a day after handing the presidency to Medvedev, Putin was appointed Prime Minister of Russia, maintaining his political dominance.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 04, 2012

    Third presidential term

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 04, 2012

    On 4 March 2012, Putin won the 2012 Russian presidential elections in the first round, with 63.6% of the vote, despite widespread accusations of vote-rigging.


  • Russia
    Thursday Jun 06, 2013

    Marriage was over

    Russia
    Thursday Jun 06, 2013

    On 6 June 2013, Putin announced that their marriage was over, and, on 1 April 2014, the Kremlin confirmed that the divorce had been finalized.


  • Syria
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    The War in Syria

    Syria
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    On 30 September 2015, President Putin authorized Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, following a formal request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 07, 2018

    Fourth presidential term

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 07, 2018

    Putin won the 2018 presidential election with more than 76% of the vote. His fourth term began on 7 May 2018.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Friday May 25, 2018

    Presidency no more

    Moscow, Russia
    Friday May 25, 2018

    On 25 May 2018, Putin announced that he would not run for president in 2024, justifying this in compliance with the Russian Constitution.


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