Full Name: Vladimir Putin
Profession: Russian President
Why Famous: The President of Russia since 7 May 2012.
He previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
- 1983-07-28 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)
- 2013-06-07 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce with from his wife on national TV
- 1998-10-01 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
- 2008-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev appoints Vladimir Putin as Russian Prime Minister
- 2012-03-04 Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
- 2012-05-07 Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six year term as President of Russia
- 2012-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev is confirmed as Russian Prime Minister by the State Duma, after being nominated by Vladimir Putin
- 2012-12-28 Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
- 2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine
- 2014-03-02 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
- 2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
- 2014-05-21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure
- 2014-11-15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense
- 2016-03-14 President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria
- 2016-09-18 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev