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

united states citizen thoughts

The greatest threat to world peace is the United States government as it stands in its shortsighted arrogant stance on Ukraine. Has the US government and the EU Heads of States gone insane at the expense of the general public. The EU Heads of States do not really want to make an issue of Ukraine. They are only doing so because of pressure from the US government.
The solution is simple. Do nothing or continue on the path to WWIII. Is that what the US government is up to? Everybody loses. So, let it go and all is good.
The rhetoric that people in the US government push is the greatest hypocrisy the world has ever seen. Remember the CIA operatives in and the US bombing of Iran in 1953. Iran was a democratic country. Remember the US invasion of Iraq in 2003-2011 where 4500 Americans 109,000 Iraq’s, of which 66,000 deaths were Civilian. Remember the United Nations reported both were illegal acts and broke international laws.
So now because the US government will not accept and stand down on something so simple as a democratic vote by the people of Crimea, they threaten world peace. How embarrassing to have the government we have in the United States, a democracy?, and the United States government opposes democracy in other countries.
The United States government’s economic and military acts of terrorism in the past and now towards Russia are forcing Russia to defend itself. The United States government forces Russia to unite with Iran (Persia), the first empire to allow equal rights for men and women and abolish slavery. The United States government will cause them to close the Strait of Hormuz, destroy pipelines and shipping that feed the EU causing the United States to ship their oil and gas to the EU thereby causing oil and gas to sky rocket in the United States and making US citizens furious and hostile resulting in riots because of an already depressed economy.
Crimea secedes from Ukraine. So what? It was a democratic vote.

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