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Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician, former intelligence officer and fugitive wanted on war crimes charges, serving as the current president of Russia. Putin has served continuously 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.Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel before resigning in 1991 to begin a political career in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 to join the administration of president Boris Yeltsin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Putin has received more than 63,978,617 page views. His biography is available in 203 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 195 in 2019). Vladimir Putin is the 12th most popular politician (up from 51st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 12th 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.

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  • 203

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Vladimir Putin ranks 12 out of 15,577Before him are Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. After him are Suleiman the Magnificent, David, Saladin, Elizabeth I of England, Jimmy Carter, and Winston Churchill.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Putin ranks 3 out of 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724) and Vladimir Lenin (1870). After him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vladimir Putin ranks 2Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870). After him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

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