President of Russia


Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin

Date of Birth: 7 October 1952
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 8 May 2008
Religion: Russian Orthodoxy
Profession: NA

Biography:


Vladimir Putin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1952. He is the current Prime Minister of Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg State University in law. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the President of Russia. He became President in 1999, and was re-elected twice in 2000 and in 2004. Although he is widely criticized for human rights violations, he did bring economic prosperity and stability to Russia during his time as President. In May 2008 he would become Russia's next Prime Minister as he was barred from running for another term as president. On May 7th 2012 he once again became Russia's President.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin

Updated on: January 12th, 2014

Prime Minister of Russia


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of RussiaDmitry Medvedev

Date of Birth: 14 September 1965
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 7 May 2008
Religion: Russian Orthodoxy
Profession: Lawyer, Manager, Politician

Biography:


Dmitry Medvedev was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1965. He is the current President of Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg State University in law. He was appointed as Chairman of Gazprom by Vladimir Putin, in an effort to curb corruption. In 2003 he was named Presidential Chief of Staff. In 2005 he was appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister. In 2008 he ran in the presidential elections and won with over 70% of the votes. On May 7th 2012 he became the Prime Minister of Russia while Vladimir Putin became its president.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Medvedev

Updated on: January 12th, 2014