Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin born 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia, the ruling party.
Many of Putin’s actions are regarded by the domestic opposition and foreign observers as undemocratic.The 2011 Democracy Index stated that Russia was in “a long process of regression [that] culminated in a move from a hybrid to an authoritarian regime” in view of Putin’s candidacy and flawed parliamentary elections.In 2014, Russia was excluded from the G8 group as a result of its annexation of Crimea.
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