26 April 2016
Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad Russia on October 7, 1952. Vladimir went to Leningrad State University, where he studied law. He worked for the KGB, the KGB was the Soviet Union’s new Security service. When Vladimir came back from Russia, because when he was working with the KGB he was stationed mostly in East Germany. He worked there as an Intelligence officer with the KGB for 16 years then retiring as a lieutenant colonel. When Putin returned to Russia, he held an administrative job at the University of Leningrad. In 1991 after the fall of communism Putin had become an advisor to a politician named Anatoly Sobchek.
Sobchek had become mayor of Leningrad, Putin was then given the job as Sobchek’s head of external relations. Then Sobchek was defeated in the election for mayor, so Putin moves to Moscow and gets a job as deputy head of management under the president of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. Soon Putin was promoted to head of the Federal Security Service, he was also the head of Yelsin’s Security Council.
Boris Yelsin had resigned as acting president of Russia, he gave Putin the job of the as acting president until elections were held. In March of 2000, Putin had won the election for presidency with 53% of the votes. During September of 2001 Putin’s response to the 9-11 attacks were that he fully supported the anti-terror campaign. Vladimir Putin won the presidential elections in 2004. In April of 2004 Vladimir Putin made history by being the first Kremlin leader to visit Syria. Due to presidential term limits in Russia, Vladimir could not run for a third time. When Putin’s successor was Dmitry Medvedev, which ended up just making Putin as Russia’s Prime Minister. Witch let Putin become a primary influence to Russia.
In March of 2012 Putin was reelected as president of Russia. There were a lot of protest and people trying to blame Putin of electoral fraud. People got mad at Putin for this because after this he said that the constitution will be changed back to two terms, but Putin also said that such a law doesn’t...