Vladimir PutinВладимир Путин
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2nd and 4th President of Russia
Assumed office 7 May 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office 7 May 2000 – 7 May 2008Acting: 31 December 1999 – 7 May 2000
Prime Minister Mikhail KasyanovMikhail Fradkov Viktor Zubkov
Preceded by Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of Russia
In office 8 May 2008 – 7 May 2012
President Dmitry Medvedev
First Deputy Sergei Ivanov Viktor ZubkovIgor Shuvalov
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office 16 August 1999 – 7 May 2000Acting: 9 August 1999 – 16 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
First Deputy Nikolai AksyonenkoViktor Khristenko Mikhail Kasyanov
Preceded by Sergei Stepashin
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State
In office 27 May 2008 – 18 July 2012
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Leader of United Russia
In office 7 May 2008 – 26 May 2012
Preceded by Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Secretary of the Security Council
In office 9 March 1999 – 9 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Bordyuzha
Succeeded by Sergei Ivanov
Director of the Federal Security Service
In office 25 July 1998 – 29 March 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Kovalyov
Succeeded by Nikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin(1952-10-07) 7 October 1952 (age 64)Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1975–91)Our Home-Russia (1995–99)Unity (1999–2001)Independent (1991–95; 2001–08)United Russia (2008–present)
Other political affiliations People's Front (2011–present)
Spouse(s) Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983; div. 2014)
Children 2 including Katerina Tikhonova
Residence Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Saint Petersburg State University
Awards =Order of Honor of the Russian Federation Order of Honour
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch KGB
Years of service 1975–1991
Rank CCCP air-force Rank podpolkovnik infobox.svg Lieutenant colonel

I LOVE your Soul!

Dear President Putin; I've seen clearly into your Soul, even though I'm sort of old & don't really see all that well anymore, & we're thousands of miles apart, & although I really don't know you very well, I watch you closely. Unbeknown to you, I watch the way you walk & talk & I listen closely to what you say, I can feel who you are. At times that feeling of who you are overwhelms me; times you make me laugh, I feel we share an inside joke; times you make me cry, I burst in admiration for you, how intelligent you are, how incredibly strong you are, how deeply you love your country. I can't come close to imagining what it's POSSIBLY like to be you, or how anyone Could possibly be you. I despise how ignorant Americans feel about you, the stupid remarks they make about you fill me with anger & shame, & make me very sad. I guess I could say I feel God in you, you are precious to me. Seeing who you are & feeling who you are make me feel blessed, the world is blessed. Maybe similar to what someone feels looking at a picture of their favorite Guru... ! Thank you for being you. Thank you for being in the world. I feel much the same about President Trump, although I might understand him better, we speak the same language so to speak. He's a great Man, a Super Man, not the same sort of Super Man you are; he was a Real Estate broker, never a KGB agent. I'm not sure he knew what he was getting himself into - Who would if they'd never splashed around in US black goo before? Not that my impression makes any difference, but I'm terrified for him.

I have no idea what politics is like in Russia, who your enemies are, but here, the creatures in the swamp are scarier than anything I've ever seen in my worst nightmares. I hope they don't kill him. I've appreciated your support for him SO much! You helped me through a couple dark moments. I know the evil ones really want to start a world war, they want to get you to fight. I laughed out loud when you didn't fall for it in the Syria standoff; you stood tall & firm & told Obama Nyet! It's impossible for me to know from here what's going on there, and I don't know what you think about Planet X and Fukushima, but I figure, one of these days something's gonna get us & that's ok with me. I'd rather be gone from here anyway; the food's bad, the water's bad, people are bad. It's an alien world. I remember better days.

This message thing is a joy! I really can't talk to anyone around here about how truly great I think you are; nobody would want to listen, some people would want to fight me, argue with me, some would think I was crazy. A couple months ago I tried to initiate a conversation with a Russian nurse. She didn't want to talk about you either. I'm not sure why, but most people around here don't want to talk about much of anything, so I'm extremely THRILLED you stopped by! Hey Please, com'on over anytime!
Love & Blessings to You!
Sandi Peterson

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