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 (po͞o′tn), Vladimir Vladimirovich Born 1952.
Russian politician who served as Russia's president (2000-2008) and prime minister (2008-2012) before being reelected to the presidency in 2012. He is noted for his resistance to American and Western European influence in Eastern Europe.


(Biography) Vladimir (Vladimirovich). born 1952, Russian statesman; president of Russia (2000–08) and from 2012; prime minister (2008–12)


(ˈpu tɪn)
Vladimir, born 1952, Russian political leader: prime minister 1999, president since 2000.
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Noun1.Putin - Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000Putin - Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000; formerly director of the Federal Security Bureau (born in 1952)
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