The president of Russia since 2000. Putin served in the KGB, the secret police for the former Soviet Union, then entered politics after the collapse of communism. In 1999, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed Putin prime minister, his fifth in seventeen months. After Yeltsin resigned the presidency, Putin was elected president in 2000. Although he has opposed American president George W. Bush's plans for an antimissile defense system, he has cooperated with Bush in responding to the threat of terrorism, which Russia has faced in Chechnya.
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They came out to support Putin that night together with about 50 more anti-Navalny activists.
We are 80 percent Putin supporters today and tomorrow Khodorkovsky or Navalny might come to power and I will be in trouble.
Putin, because of his acts in Ukraine, he lost Russkiy Mir as a phenomenon.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the course of the year, Klaus would repeatedly, through word and deed, demonstrate his sympathies with Putin.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Putin suggested that all the West wanted was to turn the Russian bear into “taxidermy.”After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among the composers schoolfellows Vladimir Stepanovich Adamov takes the first place.
On this same occasion Tchaikovsky begged Vladimir Stassov to suggest a subject for a symphonic fantasia.
Her father's image faded away, and was replaced by that of her generous companion as he first appeared on the Vladimir railroad.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
Vladimir Franzovitch was weighed down by the most extreme pessimism over the future of Russia.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
Vladimir Yefimovich, who was bravely struggling with a German translation, now and then mumbled out some German words.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin