Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich
Put·in(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.
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