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Vladimir Putin
Владимир Путин
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Preses o Roushie
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 Mey 2012
Prime Meenister Viktor Zubkov
Dmitry Medvedev
Precedit bi Dmitry Medvedev
In office
7 Mey 2000 – 7 Mey 2008
Acting: 31 December 1999 – 7 Mey 2000
Prime Meenister Mikhail Kasyanov
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Precedit bi Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Meenister o Roushie
In office
8 Mey 2008 – 7 Mey 2012
Preses Dmitry Medvedev
Deputy Igor Shuvalov
Precedit bi Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Viktor Zubkov
In office
9 August 1999 – 7 Mey 2000
Acting: 9 August 1999 – 16 August 1999
Preses Boris Yeltsin
Deputy Viktor Khristenko
Mikhail Kasyanov
Precedit bi Sergei Stepashin
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Leader o Unitit Roushie
In office
1 Januar 2008 – 30 Mey 2012
Precedit bi Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Director o the Federal Security Service
In office
25 Julie 1998 – 29 Mairch 1999
Preses Boris Yeltsin
Precedit bi Nikolay Kovalyov
Succeeded by Nikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
7 October 1952 (1952-10-07) (age 62)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Poleetical pairty Communist Pairty o the Soviet Union (1975-1991)
Oor Home-Roushie (1995–1999)
Unity (1999–2001)
Independent (1991–1995; 2001–2008)
Unitit Roushie (2008–present)
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Fowk's Front for Roushie (2011–present)
Spoose(s) Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983–2013)
Childer Mariya
Yekaterina
Alma mater Leningrad State Varsity
Releegion Roushie Orthodoxy
Signatur
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch KGB
Years o service 1975–1991
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Roushie: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин‎; born 7 October 1952) is a Roushie politeecian who is the current seicont Preses o the Roushie Federation an wis the Prime Meenister o Roushie, as well as chairman o Unitit Roushie an Chairman o the Cooncil o Meenisters o the Union State. He became actin Preses on 31 December 1999, when preses Boris Yeltsin resigned in a surprisin muive. Putin wan the 2000 presidential election an in 2004 he wis re-elected for a seicont term lastin till 7 Mey 2008. He wis reelected in 2012.

For 16 years Putin wis an officer in the KGB, risin tae the rank o Lieutenant Colonel afore he retired tae enter politics in his native Saunt Petersburg in 1991. He moved tae Moscow in 1996 an jyned Preses Boris Yeltsin's admeenistration whaur he rose quickly, acomin Actin Preses on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election, despite widespread accusations o vote-riggin,[1] an wis reelectit in 2004. Acause o constitutionally mandatit term limits, Putin wis ineligible tae run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. Dmitry Medvedev won the 2008 presidential election an appyntit Putin as Prime Meenister, beginnin a period o so-called "tandemocracy".[2] In September 2011, follaein a chynge in the law extendin the presidential term frae fower years tae six,[3] Putin annoonced that he would seek a third, non-consecutive term as President in the 2012 presidential election, an announcement which led tae lairge-scale protests in mony Roushie ceeties. In Mairch 2012 he won the election, which was criticized for procedural irregularities, an is servin a sax-year term.[4][5]

Mony o Putin's actions are regardit bi the domestic opposeetion an foreign observers as undemocratic.[6] The 2011 Democracy Index statit that Roushie wis in "a lang process o regression [that] culminatit in a move frae a hybrid tae an authoritarian regime" in view o Putin's candidacy an flawed pairlamentary elections.[7] In 2014, Roushie wis temporarily suspendit frae the G8 group as a result o its annexation o Crimea.[8][9]

During Putin's first premiership an presidency (1999–2008) real incomes in Roushie rose bi a factor o 2.5, while real wages mair than tripled; unemployment an poverty mair nor halved. Roushies' self-assessed life satisfaction an aa rose signeeficantly.[10] Putin's first presidency wis marked bi heich economic growth: the Roushie economy grew for aicht straicht years, seein GDP increase bi 72% in PPP (as for nominal GDP, 600%).[10][11][12][13][14] This growth wis a combined result o the 2000s commodities boom, heich ile prices, as well as prudent economic an fiscal policies.[15][16]

As Roushie's preses, Putin an the Federal Assembly passed intae law a flat income tax o 13%, a reduced profits tax, an new land an legal codes.[17][18] As Prime Meenister, Putin owersaw lairge-scale militar an polis reform. His energy policy has affirmed Roushie's poseetion as an energy superpouer.[19][20] Putin supportit heich-tech industries such as the nuclear an defence industries. A rise in foreign investment[21] contreibutit tae a boom in such sectors as the automotive industry. However, caipital investment recently dropped 2.5% acause o the crisis in Ukraine accordin tae forecasts bi economists frae the IMF.[22]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/919928.stm
  2. Hale, Henry E.; Timothy J. Colton (8 September 2009). "Russians and the Putin-Medvedev "Tandemocracy": A Survey-Based Portrait of the 2007–08 Election Season". The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (Seattle, WA: University of Washington). Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. Vasilyeva, Natallya. "Putin claims to support term limits as he readies to take helm for 3rd time", China Post (12 April 2012).
  4. "Putin Hails Vote Victory, Opponents Cry Foul". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. "Elections in Russia: World Awaits for Putin to Reclaim the Kremlin". The World Reporter. March 2012. Retrieved March 2012. 
  6. Treisman, D. "Is Russia's Experiment with Democracy Over?". UCLA International Institute. Retrieved 31 December 2007. [deid airtin]
  7. Democracy Index 2011, http://www.sida.se/Global/About%20Sida/Så%20arbetar%20vi/EIU_Democracy_Index_Dec2011.pdf
  8. U.S., other powers kick Russia out of G8, CNN
  9. "Russia Temporarily Kicked Out Of G8 Club Of Rich Countries". Business Insider. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Guriev, Sergei; Tsyvinski, Aleh (2010). "Challenges Facing the Russian Economy after the Crisis". In Anders Åslund, Sergei Guriev, Andrew C. Kuchins. Russia After the Global Economic Crisis. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Centre for Strategic and International Studies; New Economic School. pp. 12–13. ISBN 9780881324976. 
  11. "Russians weigh Putin's protégé". Moscow. Associated Press. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  12. of Russia from 1992 to 2007 International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 12 May 2008
  13. "Russia's economy under Vladimir Putin: achievements and failures". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  14. Putin's Economy – Eight Years On. Russia Profile, 15 August 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2008
  15. Putin: Russia's Choice, (Routledge 2007), by Richard Sakwa, Chapter 9
  16. Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin, Yale University Press (2013), by Ben Judah, page 17
  17. "The Putin Paradox". Americanprogress.org. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 2 March 2010. [deid airtin]
  18. Sharlet, Robert (2005). "In Search of the Rule of Law". In White, Gitelman, Sakwa. Developments in Russian Politics 6. Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3522-0. 
  19. How Sustainable is Russia's Future as an Energy Superpower?, by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 16 March 2006
  20. Russia: The 21st Century's Energy Superpower?, by Fiona Hill, The Brookings Institution, 5 October 2002
  21. ПОСТУПЛЕНИЕ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ИНВЕСТИЦИЙ ПО ТИПАМ Rosstat
  22. "IMF cuts Russia 2014 growth outlook, cites Ukraine risk". Reuters.