ONE OF THE BEST POLITICAL LEADER: VLADMIR PUTIN
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin born on 7th October 1952 is a Russian politician who has served as the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. From 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012, he served as the Prime Minister of Russia. Putin worked as a KGB foreign secret agent for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before resigning in 1991 to start a political career in Saint Petersburg. He later moved to Moscow in 1996 to hitch the administration of President Boris Yeltsin, serving first as Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB's successor agency, The expansion was a results of the 2000s commodities boom, recovery from the post-Communist depression and financial crises, and prudent economic and financial policies. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin born on 7th October 1952 is a Russian politician who has served as the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. Putin was born in Leningrad and studied law at Leningrad State University, graduating in 1975.before being appointed as prime minister in August 1999. After the resignation of Yeltsin, Putin was elected as president, the Russian economy grew for straight eight years, with GDP increasing by 72%. After serving as prime minister under Dmitry Medvedev, Putin announced he would seek a 3rd term as president, and won the March 2012 election with 64% of the vote. Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the start of 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine led to GDP shrinking by3.7% in 2015, though the Russian economy rebounded in 2016 with 0.3% GDP growth and also the recession officially ended.in 2017 Freedom within the World report, a rating not given since the time of the Soviet Union). Human rights organizations and activists have accused Putin of persecuting political critics and activists, further as ordering them tortured or assassinated; he has rejected accusations of human rights abuses. Putin gained 76% of the March 2018 election and was re-elected for a six-year term which will end in 2024. Experts don't generally consider Russia to be a democracy, citing purges and jailing of political opponents, curtailed press freedom, and also the lack of free and fair elections. Russia has scored poorly on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index and Freedom House's Freedom within the World index (including a record low 20/100 rating presidential election in 2016, an allegation which both Trump and Putin have frequently denied and criticized.