Knowledge Identifier: +Vladimir_Putin
Born in 1952.
Countries: Russia (52%), (9%), United States (9%)
Linked to: United Russia, Soviet Union, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, International Olympic Committee
Dmitry Kozak - Dmitry Kozak is known as a close ally of former prime minister and current, for the third time President of the RF Vladimir Putin, having worked with him in the St Petersburg city administration during the 1990s and later becoming one of the key figures in Putin's presidential team
On 28 June 1991, he was appointed head of the Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor's Office, with responsibility for promoting international relations and foreign investments.
Putin resigned from the active state security services at the beginning of 1992, after the defeat of the KGB-supported abortive putsch against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Viktor Zubkov - In January 1992 to November 1993 he was a deputy Chairman of the External Relations Committee of the Saint Petersburg Mayor Office led by Vladimir Putin
Mstislav Rostropovich - Having supported Yeltsin during the 1993 constitutional crisis , and was on friendly terms with Vladimir Putin
From 1994 to 1997, Putin was appointed to other positions in Saint Petersburg.
Yelena Bonner - In 1994, outraged by what she called genocide of the Chechen people, Bonner resigned from Yeltsin's Human Rights Commission and was an outspoken opponent to Russian armed involvement in Chechnya and critical of the Kremlin for allegedly returning to KGB-style authoritarianism under Vladimir Putin
Igor Sechin - From 1996 to 1997, Sechin served as a deputy of Vladimir Putin, who worked in the presidential property management department
Dmitry Medvedev - In June 1996, Medvedev's former colleague Vladimir Putin was brought into the Russian presidential administration, and three years later, on 16 August 1999, became Prime Minister of Russia.
Alexei Kudrin - In March 1997, he became First Deputy Finance Minister, and on 28 May 2000, he was appointed Finance Minister by the new President Vladimir Putin
On 25 May 1998, Putin was appointed First Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff for regions, replacing Viktoriya Mitina; and, on 15 July, the Head of the Commission for the preparation of agreements on the delimitation of power of regions and the federal center attached to the President, replacing Sergey Shakhray.
Galina Starovoytova - New leadership came to the state security services as Vladimir Putin was appointed as head of FSB in July 1998
Turpal-Ali Atgeriyev - He has twice told Russian media that he alerted the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Director Vladimir Putin in the summer of 1999 to the imminent incursion into Dagestan
Anatoly Sobchak - In June 1999 his friend Vladimir Putin became much politically stronger , and he was able to make the prosecutors drop the charges against Sobchak
Boris Yeltsin - On 31 December 1999, Yeltsin made a surprise announcement of his resignation, leaving the presidency in the hands of his chosen successor, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Alexander Voloshin - Voloshin retained his position after Vladimir Putin became Acting President on 31 December 1999 and was reappointed as the Chief of the Administration after Putin's inauguration as President in May. Voloshin quickly became a core member of Putin's team and was especially praised for his stamina and his ability to "devour work"
Vladimir Ryzhkov - After Vladimir Putin's election in 2000, Ryzhkov soon became one of the leading opposition figures
Vladimir Ryzhkov - After Vladimir Putin's election in 2000, Ryzhkov was dismissed from the coalition
Lyudmila Alexeyeva - In 2000, Alexeyeva joined a commission set up to advise then-President Vladimir Putin on human rights issues, a move that triggered criticism from some other rights activists
Dmitry Medvedev - Medvedev with Vladimir Putin on 27 March 2000 after Putin's victory in the Presidential election the day before.
German Gref - Gref was first appointed as Minister of the newly formed Ministry of Economic Development and Trade by Vladimir Putin on May 18, 2000
Mikhail Fradkov - He was made director of the Federal Tax Police by Vladimir Putin in 2001, having previously been Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Dmitri Vrubel - In 2001, he and his wife, Viktoria Timofeyeva, created a limited edition large format calendar containing portraits of Russian President, Vladimir Putin called "The 12 moods of Putin"
Bridget Kendall - Kendall speaks fluent Russian and has interviewed world leaders including Vladimir Putin live from the Kremlin as part of an internet webcast in March 2001
Berel Lazar - On March 20, 2001 under instruction of the President Vladimir Putin Berel Lazar was included in the Presidential Council for Interaction with Religious Organizations and Unions; simultaneously Shayevich was excluded from the Council
Many in the Russian press and in the international media warned that the death of some 130 hostages in the special forces' rescue operation during the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis would severely damage President Putin's popularity.
Gennady Troshev - Due to this act, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree dismissing Troshev from his post in 2002
Sofia Rotaru - In August 2002 former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and President of Russia Vladimir Putin gave *awards to Sofia Rotaru for her 55th birthday, bestowing upon her the high rank of the Hero of Ukraine for her "outstanding personal merits in the sphere of art", and the Russian order "For merits before the Nation", respectively
Jon Robert Holden - On October 20, 2003, Holden became a Russian citizen by decree of President Vladimir Putin
Vladislav Surkov - Allegedly he contributed greatly to the electoral victory of President Vladimir Putin in 2004
Berel Lazar - In 2004, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an edict to honor him with the Order of Friendship
Mikhail Kasyanov - The last member of the Russian government closely associated with Yeltsin, Kasyanov was dismissed, along with the entire Russian cabinet, by President Vladimir Putin on 24 February 2004 after more than three years in office
Zhang Deguang - In March 2004 President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin awarded Zhang Deguang with Commemorative Medal on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg
Sergey Lavrov - On 9 March 2004, President Vladimir Putin appointed Lavrov to the post of Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mikhail Fradkov - On 12 May 2004, Fradkov was appointed Prime Minister for the second time, as Vladimir Putin had won the presidential election and been inaugurated on 7 May. See Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet
Ilya Yashin - In 2005, he spoke against the Nashi movement, which supported President Vladimir Putin
Viktor Shershunov - In 2005, he was reappointed by Vladimir Putin after direct elections for governors was replaced with presidential appointment
Leonid Korotkov - In February 2005, Korotkov was renominated by President Vladimir Putin and confirmed for a second term by the local Parliament
Pyotr Sumin - In April 2005, following changes in the law, he was nominated for a third term by Russian President Vladimir Putin and unanimously confirmed by the Oblast assembly
Anatoly Artamonov - On July 21, 2005, President Vladimir Putin nominated Artamonov to retain his position; the nomination was confirmed by the Kaluga duma on July 26
Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov - Since November 14, 2005, he has been President Vladimir Putin's Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District
Since 2006, much efforts were put into consolidation and development of the Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation, which led to the renewed construction of nuclear power plants in Russia as well as a vast activity of Rosatom abroad, buying huge shares in world's leading uranium production companies and building nuclear power plants in in many countries, including Iran, China, Vietnam and Belarus.
Valentina Matviyenko - On 6 December 2006, one year before her term as elected governor would expire, Valentina Matviyenko asked Vladimir Putin to nominate her for approval according to the new legislation, and he agreed
Mstislav Rostropovich - On March 27, 2007, the Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement praising Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Rostropovich to discuss details of a celebration the Kremlin was planning for March 27, 2007, Rostropovich's 80th birthday
Silvio Berlusconi - Also in 2008 Berlusconi caused controversy at a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin
Michael Sturmer - Stürmer's latest book is a biography of the Russian Prime Minister and former President Vladimir Putin published in 2008
Dmitry Medvedev - On 8 May 2008, Dmitry Medvedev appointed Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia as he had promised during his election campaign.
On 5 February 2009, Russia's liberal democratic political movement, citing the regime's "total helplessness and flagrant incompetence" maintained that "the dismantling of Putinism" and restoration of democracy in Russia were prerequisites for any successful anti-crisis measures and demanded that Putin's government resign.
Dmitry Medvedev - On 7 August 2009, Dmitry Medvedev instructed Prosecutor General Yury Chayka and Chief of the Audit Directorate of the Presidential Administration of Russia Konstantin Chuychenko to probe state corporations, a new highly privileged form of organizations earlier promoted by President Putin, to question their appropriateness.
Yulia Tymoshenko - Analysts suggested that she was the Russian Government's preferred candidate in the election; on 3 December 2009 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin denied this
Nikolay Rastorguyev - On the occasion of his 50th birthday, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Nikolay with the state order "For Merit to the Fatherland," Fourth class, and became a member of the Russian Duma in 2010
Boris Nemtsov - On 16 December 2010 Vladimir Putin said in a live television broadcast that, during the 1990s, Nemtsov, Milov and Ryzhkov "dragged a lot of billions along with Berezovsky and those who are now in prison
Dmitry Medvedev - On 24 September 2011, while speaking at the United Russia party congress, Medvedev announced that he would recommend the party to nominate Vladimir Putin as its presidential candidate and that the two men had long ago cut a deal to allow Mr Putin to return to the presidency in 2012 after he was forced to stand down in 2008 by term limits.
Mikhail Prokhorov - In December 2011, after the legislative elections, Prokhorov announced that he would contest the 2012 presidential election against Vladimir Putin as an independent
A 21,500-ton barge with twin 35-megawatt reactors, the Akademik Lomonosov, will go into operation in 2012.
Alexey Navalny - In 2012, "The Wall Street Journal" claimed he was "the man Vladimir Putin fears most"
G8 - With Vladimir Putin not attending the 2012 G8 summit at Camp David, there is credence that the summit has generally outlived its usefulness, as a viable international gathering of foreign leaders
Alexander Babakov - Special Presidential Representative to Russians appointed by Vladimir Putin since June 19, 2012
FEMEN - On 8 April 2013 5 FEMEN members were able to "topless ambush" Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hanover trade fair
For unknown reasons, President Putin chose to withdraw the 'main part' of military forces out on March 14, 2016