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Vladimir Putin: From Intelligence Officer to President of Russia

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

There was a time when the whole world was divided into two parts. On one side was socialism and on the other was capitalism. Socialism was led by Soviet Russia and capitalism was led by the United States and its Western allies. After a long competition between capitalism and socialism, capitalism won while socialism fell. At the same time, the Americans emerged as a single power in the world. On the other hand, Soviet Russia lost its power. But Russia was always desperate to regain its lost power and heritage. As part of this they were also looking for an efficient ruler. It is in this situation that Vladimir Putin emerged. In which the people of Russia began to dream that they would regain their lost glory. Although in the beginning many people thought this dream of theirs as a fantasy without reality. But now Putin has brought this dream much closer to reality with his actions. However, the story behind Putin's rise to this position was never simple. This article tries to shed light on various aspects of Putin's life and Russia.

Vladimir Putin's identity

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia, one of the world's superpowers. He was born in 1952 in Leningrad. His father was a conscripted naval officer and his mother was a factory worker. His grandfather was a cook by profession. From his childhood he was very fickle. He was less focused on his studies. He grew up in a difficult environment in St. Petersburg (another name for Leningrad).

Putin as a child

Putin as a child

Education life of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin's educational career began in 1960. He was admitted to a primary school in Leningrad. After studying there until the eighth grade, he was admitted to a high school under the Technical Institute in 1968. He passed out from there in 1970.

Putin in KGB uniform

Putin in KGB uniform

But even before finishing school, his only vow was to join the KGB, the then famous intelligence agency of Soviet Russia. From that time, he knew that to join the intelligence agency, he must either be a student of the Russian army or a law student. So he decided to do it. He had to study in the law department, that is, from then on, the only goal of his educational life was to get admission in the law department.

Putin with his friends in his teenage

Putin with his friends in his teenage

As a result of Putin's indomitable will power and efforts, in 1970, he got an opportunity to be admitted to the law department at the famous Leningrad State University in Russia. Putin was one of only 10 out of 100 students in his department who got admission in that department after finishing their schooling. In 1975, he graduated from the law department with honors. In the early 1980s, he met his dream, i.e. joined the intelligence service. The challenging path of his life began.

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Putin in career

After joining the Intelligence Force, he was first posted in the National Intelligence Force. He served as an assistant director there. After working there for some time, he was transferred to the Counter Intelligence Branch. After working there for about five months, he was sent to an operation and retraining course. After training there, he returned to the counterintelligence branch. During his second stint in counterintelligence, he attracted the attention of foreign intelligence officials. He was sent to Moscow for special training. After spending a year there, he returned to Leningrad, where he worked for about four and a half years in the main KGB branch. He then returned to Moscow where he received training at the KGB School No. 1. All training to go to Germany was completed there. After this training, he went to Germany for intelligence training. From there he used to send all the information to the central KGB headquarters. Moreover, he maintained regular contact with all KGB members stationed in Germany. He used to complete these tasks very efficiently.

Putin at the beginning of his career

Putin at the beginning of his career

1985 to 1990 – During these five years, Putin worked as a Russian agent in East Germany. While serving in Germany, he was promoted first to lieutenant colonel and then again to chief assistant to the division chief. In 1989 he was awarded the medal and honors payable to Russian agents working in the German Republic as a reward for his selfless service to the "National People's Army".

Putin in politics

In 1997, Vladimir Putin became the Office of the President's Assistant Chief of Staff and Head of the Chief Regulatory Office. In 1998, he was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed director of the Federal Security Service. In 1999 came the turning point in Putin's life. The then President appointed him as the Prime Minister of Russia. After a brief stint as prime minister, President Yeltsin saw in Putin the power to revive Russia's setting sun. That is why Yeltsin resigned in early 2000, appointing Putin as emergency president.

Putin is sworn in as Prime Minister

Putin is sworn in as Prime Minister

Putin was elected as President for the first time in March 2000. After being elected, he faced many challenges because after the collapse of Soviet Russia after the Cold War, Russia was left in a very bad situation in almost all aspects, social, political and economic. Unemployment becomes extreme, the standard of living of the common people falls to a very deplorable level. Pulling Russia out of this situation was not an easy task. On the one hand, Russia's internal pressure, on the other hand, the determination to turn around again in the international arena. Putin knew that if he failed to do these things, his popularity would plummet. Due to which he may have to step down from power. Despite these pressures, he began to work diligently with his indomitable desire to bring Russia back into the ranks of a world power and the overall development of Russia. His unwavering devotion to duty and sharp intellect saved Russia from its impending collapse, in recognition of which he won the 2004 general election and was elected for a second term as President. He took over as Prime Minister in May 2008 after successfully completing his second term. The reason behind him not running for a third term is because there is no rule in Russia that a president can rule for more than two consecutive terms. As a result, he remained in this position from 2008 to 2011. In the 11th election, he was elected president by winning a single majority. After that, he was elected President by getting 76% votes in the last election of March 2018. As a result, he has been ruling Russia for almost 19 consecutive years as President/Prime Minister.

Putin after winning the 2018 election

Putin after winning the 2018 election

Putin has been in power for so long in Russia because of his popularity and his skillful leadership. Just as he was a forceful leader in the international arena, he was vocal in his country as well to accelerate the overall development of Russia through the development and better living conditions of the common people. He built 2,200 houses at state expense for the common people of Russia. 1 million rubles were given to each family who died in the heatwaves during his time. Moreover, he greatly improved Russia's agricultural sector and took Russia to a unique height in the military field. Currently, Russia is rapidly expanding its military capabilities and sales of military equipment. However, Russia has already entered a unique height in the military field. However, despite all this, the range of accusations against Putin is not light. He has been accused of domestic dictatorial behavior and unjustified interference in the outside world.

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