Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician who has been the President and Prime Minister of
He has been a prominent figure in Russian politics since the late 1990s and is known for his
strong leadership style and assertive foreign policy. Putin served as the President of Russia
from 2000 to 2008, and then as the Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. He returned to the
Presidency in 2012 and has remained in office since then.
Putin's policies have often been controversial, both domestically and internationally, and his
leadership style has been characterized by some as authoritarian.