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Vladimir Putin is the longest-serving Russian leader after Stalin

Putin was a KGB officer during the Cold War and claims to be a ruthless black belt at judo, yet he also professes a sincere love for animals and an adoration of The Beatles.

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Went to Law School

After graduating with his Law degree, Vladimir sought out a job in the intelligence industry and decided to serve his country at the same time.

Member of the KGB

Vladimir joined the KGB in an administrative position. He served in the KGB for 15 years and traveled all over Russia, even making it to Germany for a few years.

Began His Political Career Working For His Mentor

Vladimir quickly became an official advisor to Sobchak (Mayor of Leningrad) and made a name for himself . Setting the stage for his political rise .

Consistently Held a Seat of Power

Once Vladimir Putin reached his presidential seat, he has remained in that seat of power until this day. Starting as Acting President in 1999

Offered Help to the US After the 9/11

Putin offered Russia’s assistance to the U.S; allowing the U.S to use their airspace, and also joined the U.S in search-and-rescue missions.

nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize twice

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and 2021. In 2014 he persuaded Assad to surrender Syria’s weapons peacefully

He owns a palace in a forest

Putin’s enormous home, nicknamed ‘Putin’s Palace’, is an Italianate palace complex located on the coast of the Black Sea in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.