Putin’s greatest successes, according to a survey conducted by the Levada Center in Moscow, were raising the country’s military capability and strengthening the international standing of Russia. Putin also achieved progressive reform such as a flat income tax of 13% and cutting corporate tax from 35% to 24%.
Critics say Putin has led his country into an autocratic cul-de-sac, but his fans point to the stability he brought.
Putin was born on October 7, 1952, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia.
His father was a factory foreman and his mother was a factory worker.
Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva in 1983 and they have two daughters together.
Putin has two daughters named Maria and Katerina.
Putin has two older brothers named Viktor and Albert.
Putin served around 15 years in the KGB before entering politics. He was appointed as the Prime Minister of Russia in 1999 and served until 2000. He then became President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and again from 2012 to present day.
Putin does not have any social media accounts.
Putin’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 billion.