Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin (Владимир Владимирович Путин)

b. 7 Oct 1952, Leningrad, USSR

Title: Исполняющий обязанности Президента Российской Федерации (Acting President of the Russian Federation)
Term: 31 Dec 1999 - 7 May 2000
Chronology: 31 Dec 1999, the duties of President of the Russian Federation assigned to the Chairman of the Government, decree of the President of the Russian Federation [1]
Title: Президент Российской Федерации (President of the Russian Federation)
Term: 7 May 2000 - 7 May 2004
Chronology: 26 Mar 2000, elected by direct popular voting
  7 May 2000, took the oath of office, inauguration ceremony, Andreevskij zal, Bol'šoj Kremlëvskij Dvorec, Kremlin, Moscow [2]
  7 May 2004, expiration of term
Term: 7 May 2004 - 7 May 2008
  14 Mar 2004, elected by direct popular voting [3]
  7 May 2004, took the oath of office, inauguration ceremony, Andreevskij zal, Bol'šoj Kremlëvskij Dvorec, Kremlin, Moscow [4]
  7 May 2008, expiration of term
Biography:
Studied law at the Leningrad Ždanov State University (1970-1975); was employed by the First Chief Directorate (Human Resources) of the Leningrad branch of the USSR Committee for State Security (1975-1984); graduated from the Red Banner Andropov Institute of the USSR Committee for State Security (1985); was send to East Germany to serve as director of a German-Soviet Friendship House (Haus der deutsch-sowjetischen Freundschaft) in 1985–1990; resigned from the USSR Committee for State Security (1991); was named chairman of the committee for external relations of the Office of Mayor of St. Petersburg (1991); promoted to lieutenant colonel in the KGB reserve (1992); held the office of the first deputy chairman of the St. Petersburg Government (1994-1996); was transferred to Moscow to serve as deputy chief of the Presidential Property Management Department (1996); appointed deputy chief (26 Mar 1997) and then first deputy chief (25 May 1998) of the Presidential Staff; headed the Federal Security Service in the office of director (25 Jul 1998 - 9 Aug 1999) and served as secretary of the Security Council (from 29 Mar 1999); prior to the dismissal of the government of Sergej Stepašin, he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Government (9 Aug 1999); continued as Acting Chairman of the Government (9 Aug 1999 - 16 Aug 1999); served as Chairman of the Government (16 Aug 1999 - 7 May 2000); after the resignation of Boris El'cin as President of the Russian Fed ration, he assumed the office of Acting President (31 Dec 1999 - 7 May 2000); was elected President of the Russian Federation at general elections of 26 Mar 2000; re-elected 14 Mar 2004.
Elections:

Candidate Popular vote (26 Mar 2000) % ballots cast
Vladimir Putin 39,740,434 52.94
Gennadij Zjuganov 21,928,468 29.21
Grigorij Javlinskij 4,351,450 5.80
Aman-Gel'dy Tuleev 2,217,364 2.95
Vladimir Žirinovskij 2,026,509 2.70
Konstantin Titov 1,107,269 1.47
Èlla Pamfilova 758,967 1.01
Stanislav Govoruhin 328,723 0.44
Jurij Skuratov 319,189 0.43
Aleksej Podberëzkin 98,177 0.13
Umar Džabrailov 78,498 0.10
against all 1,414,673 1.88

Candidate Popular vote (14 Mar 2004) % ballots cast
Vladimir Putin
49,565,238 71.31
Nikolaj Haritonov 9,513,313 13.69
Sergej Glaz'ev 2,850,063 4.10
Irina Hakamada 2,671,313 3.84
Oleg Malyškin 1,405,315 2.02
Sergej Mironov 524,324 0.75
against all 2,396,219 3.45

[1] СЗ РФ, 2000, № 1.
[2] Российская газета, 2000, 11 мая.
[3] Российская газета, 2004, 24 марта.
[4] Российская газета, 2004, 8 мая.
Last updated on: 07 May 2012 12:10:35