President of Russia for over a decade.
born in Leningrad, Russia on october 1, 1952
He has worked for 16 years in KGB, the spy agency of Russia. He joined the govt during Boris Yelstin's presidency and rose quickly up in the government. He was made acting president when Yelstin resigned unexpectedly. He was elected as president during 2000's presidential elections and got re-elected in 2004 presidential elections.