Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the president of Russia. Putin has held continuous positions as president or prime minister since 1999: as prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012, and as president from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Putin has received more than 74,253,755 page views. His biography is available in 222 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 203 in 2019). Vladimir Putin is the 23rd most popular politician (down from 12th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Russia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Politician.

Vladimir Putin is most famous for being the president of Russia and for being a former KGB agent.

Memorability Metrics

  • 74M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 85.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 222

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, Vladimir Putin ranks 23 out of 19,576Before him are David, Henry Kissinger, Commodus, Otto von Bismarck, Andrew Jackson, and Elizabeth I of England. After him are Louis XVI of France, Benito Mussolini, Hammurabi, Mao Zedong, Cicero, and Huang Xianfan.

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Among people born in 1952, Vladimir Putin ranks 1After him are Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Harvey Weinstein, Orhan Pamuk, Steven Seagal, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Park Geun-hye, Emomali Rahmon, Mickey Rourke, and Robert Zemeckis.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Putin ranks 5 out of 3,761Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), and Leo Tolstoy (1828). After him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vladimir Putin ranks 2Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870). After him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Yuri Andropov (1914).