10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN

BY LUBNA SHERIN

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia since 2012 who  was previously served as Russia's prime minister, twice.

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His brothers, Viktor and Albert, died during the Leningrad Siege and their infancy, respectively before he was born.

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He was the first Russian to achieve the eighth dan of the black belt.

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His large home, ‘Putin’s Palace’, is an Italianate palace complex situated on the coast of the Black Sea in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

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He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and 2021. 

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He got married in 1983 with Lyudmila and divorced in 2013. His commitment to his career caused a divorce.

After completing his law degree, he joined the KGB in an administrative position and served for 15 years.

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He is the third son of his parents' and the only one to survive.

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He graduated his law degree from Leningrad State University in 1975.

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He was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2007.