10 Trivia about Vladimir Putin Many People Even Russians Don’t Know

TRIVIA ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN – Here are ten (10) interesting facts that many people even Russians do not know about their President.

1. His family used to live in an apartment shared with another family.

Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad, Russia in 1952. The place is now called Petersburg. Their family used to live in an apartment shared with another family in Leningrad. He had his local primary and high school years in the place.

Trivia about Vladimir Putin

2. Vladimir is a graduate of Law and a former KGB member.

He finished Law and he entered the KGB, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, or the English Committee for State Security, foreign intelligence and domestic security agency of the Soviet Union.

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3. How did he start his political career?

Based on an article on History Colored, one of the trivia about Vladimir Putin is that he started his career in politics as an adviser of Anatoly Sobchak, his former mentor who was elected mayor of Leningrad.

Trivia about Vladimir Putin

4. Vladimir held various positions and had a fast pacing in politics.

After serving as the adviser of Sobchak when he was Leningrad’s mayor, Vladimir Putin transferred to Moscow and joined the staff of the then-president. He also held positions as Deputy Head of Management and Federal Security Service before he became Prime Minister.

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5. He has a very active political career.

In 1999, he was the acting president and he was elected as the official Present a few months after it. In 2004, he was re-elected for his 2nd term. He abided by the constitution’s limits and ran again in 2012 for his 3rd term which he serves until today.

Trivia about Vladimir Putin

6. What did he do after the 9/11 attacks on the United States?

Vladimir’s term shows a love-hate relationship with the United States but his country was quick to offer assistance after the tragic 9/11 attacks that killed a lot of people. He allowed the U.S. to use their airspace and the Russian government also joined the search-and-rescue operations.

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7. He protected a “wanted” person in the U.S.

Based on the article, he protected Edward Snowden who was a wanted U.S. information leaker.

Trivia about Vladimir Putin

8. Vladimir Putin is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

In 2014, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize award for his peaceful solution to the use of chemical weapons by Syria.

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9. He is an animal lover.

Vladimir is one of the few national leaders who is really into animals. He has a small pack of dogs at home and he is also supportive of research that includes animals.

Trivia about Vladimir Putin

10. Vladimir Putin’s passion for work cost his marriage.

In 1983, Vladimir and Lyudmilla officially tied the knot. They were together even before he entered politics. However, based on the article, due to the passion he has for work which resulted in them not seeing each other most of the time, their marriage faced rocky paths and led to a divorce in 2013.

Vladimir Putin, Wife

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