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

Tell the truth about the passenger plane

I have been a person that has supported Russia since the "cold war" ended. It seemed as though Russia was coming out of its long virtual isolation. Leadership had improved. I even believed that you were going to bring Russia forward even more. You have the leadership potential, so why not do what is best for your country?

But now,the news media writes that "Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm." Sir, why don't you just be a real leader and admit the truth about the shooting down of the passenger plane. Every one except the Russian people knows the real truth. The evidence is out there for all to see.

I pray that you will tell the entire truth about the passenger plane and regain the trust of many in the world.

Chester McConnell

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