Vladimir Putin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio Full NameVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Nickname(s)VVP, Volodoya, Vova, Grey Cardinal ProfessionPolitician PartyUnited Party Political Journey • Acting President of the Russian Federation (1999-2000). • Elected as the Russian President on 7 May 2010 (2000-2004). • Elected to the presidency for a second term on 14 March 2004 (2004-2008). • Chosen as the Prime Minister on 8 May 2008 (2008-2012). • Elected again as the President on 4 March 2012. • Became the President of Russia for the 5th time on 18 March 2018. Biggest RivalBoris Nemtsov (Died, 2015)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vladimir Putin
Does Vladimir Putin smoke: No
Does Vladimir Putin drink alcohol: Yes
Putin was born in a poor Soviet family; he lived in a communal apartment block with his parents.
Putin earned a Black Belt in Judo at the age of 18. According to him, he was slow to start Puberty, and in order to avoid bullying by other male teenagers who achieved puberty before him, he learned this form of defence.
For around 16 years Putin worked as an officer in the KGB (Committee for State Security), spying for the ‘secret police agency’ in East Germany between 1975 and 1991. Putin’s chief job was to recruit foreigners in the hope of sending them as undercover agents to the USA.
Probably because of his ‘dislike’ towards the ‘English’, he doesn’t like speaking English language.
In 2003, Russian government implemented several hostile anti-gay laws in the country, thus confirming Putin’s homophobic mind-set.
Owing to Putin’s privacy concerns, it is alleged that his two daughters, Maria & Yekaterina, attended university under false names and even to this date nobody knows about their exact whereabouts.
In December 2010, at a charity event in St. Petersburg, Putin sang the song Blueberry Hill for the audience. Interestingly, the crowd included famous faces like Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner & Gerard Depardieu.
In August 2010, Putin co-piloted a fire fighter plane in order to help put out hundreds of wildfires in western Russia.
Again, in 2010, Putin took a Renault Formula One race car for a ride on a St. Petersburg track, reaching speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.
Russian writer Sergei Kalenik began an online comic series in 2011 named Superputin, in which the Russian President saves his nation by judo-chopping terrorists. Putin is depicted as a superhero who fights the twin evils of public protest and terrorism, stops a bomb from blowing up a bus & destroys an army of zombies.
The extraordinary benefit of staying in Russia is that you can buy PuTin Canned Goods & PuTin Vodka.