Vladimir Putin turns 70

Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his birthday today, October 7, 2022.

The future head of state was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad. After graduating from school, he entered the law faculty of the Leningrad State University (LGU). Since 1977, he worked in the investigative department of the USSR KGB Directorate for Leningrad and the Leningrad Region. From 1985 to 1990 he served in the residency of the Soviet foreign intelligence in the GDR.

After returning to Leningrad, he worked as an assistant to the rector of Leningrad State University, then as an adviser to Anatoly Sobchak, chairman of the Leningrad City Council. Having resigned from the KGB on August 20, 1991, he continued to work in the mayor’s office of St. Petersburg. After Sobchak’s defeat in the 1996 gubernatorial election, he moved to Moscow, where he was appointed deputy manager of the president of the Russian Federation. After being at the head of the FSB of the Russian Federation and as Secretary of the Security Council in August 1999, he headed the government.

On December 31, 1999, after the resignation of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, he was appointed acting president. First elected President of Russia on March 26, 2000, and then re-elected in 2004, 2012 and 2018.

Before the 2012 elections, the presidential term was extended from 4 to 6 years. After the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, he received the right to stand as a candidate in the presidential elections in 2024.

On February 21, 2022, Putin signed a decree recognizing the DPR and LPR and decided to launch a special military operation in Ukraine.

According to the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, on the day of his 70th birthday, Putin intends to work in St. Petersburg, where he will meet with the heads of the CIS countries. Besides, a range of international calls, he added.

Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.

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