13 Interesting facts about Vladimir Putin

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on October 7, 1952, in Leningrad, Russia (now St. Petersburg). Vladimir and Maria Putin were his parents.

  • Putin is his parents' third child, although he is the only one who has survived.

  • He grew raised in a low-income family.

  • He was far from a model student.

  • He is said to have set Judo records.

  • Putin studied law at Leningrad State University and graduated in 1975.

  • He is a huge Beatles fan.



  • He has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • He speaks German and English fluently and worked as an intelligence officer for the KGB for numerous years.

  • He offered assistance to the United States during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.



  • He was elected Russian President in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. He was forced to resign as President of Russia in 2008, but he was re-elected in 2012 for a third term.

  • He is an animal rights activist.

  • Vladimir Putin's Workaholic Attitude Leads to Divorce

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