The russian president
By Miguel Fragua
This is the president of Russia.His name is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, on October 7, 1952.He graduated in Leningrad State University in 1975. He began his career in the KGB as an intelligence officer.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Putin retired from the KGB with the rank of colonel, and returned to Leningrad as a supporter of Anatoly Sobchak (1937-2000), a liberal politician. After Sobchak won election as mayor of Leningrad (1991).
In 1994, Putin became Sobchak's first deputy mayor. After Sobchak's defeat in 1996, Putin resigned his post and moved to Moscow. In 1998, Putin was appointed deputy.Then he be in charge of the Kremlin's relations with the regional governments.
In August 1999, Yeltsin dismissed his then-prime minister Sergey Stapashin, along with his cabinet, and promoted Putin in his place and he became president.