Vladimir Putin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More


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In 1999, Russian president Boris Yeltsin dismissed his prime minister and promoted former KGB officer Vladimir Putin in his place. In December 1999, Yeltsin resigned, appointing Putin president, and he was re-elected in 2004. In April 2005, he made a historic visit to Israel — the first visit there by any Kremlin leader. Putin could not run for the presidency again in 2008, but was appointed prime minister by his successor, Dmitry Medvedev. Putin was re-elected to the presidency in March 2012 and later won a fourth term. In 2014, he was reportedly nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.


Full Name Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Nickname(s) VVP, Volodoya, Vova, Grey Cardinal
Profession Politician
Party United Party
Political Journey • Acting President of the Russian Federation (1999-2000).
• Elected as the Russian President on 7 May 2010 (2000-2004).
• Elected to the presidency for a second term on 14 March 2004 (2004-2008).
• Chosen as the Prime Minister on 8 May 2008 (2008-2012).
• Elected again as the President on 4 March 2012.
• Became the President of Russia for the 5th time on 18 March 2018.
Biggest Rival Boris Nemtsov (Died, 2015)
Religion Russian Orthodoxy

Physical Stats

Height (approx.) in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 71 kg
in pounds- 152 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper


Family Father– Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (Conscript in Soviet Navy)
Mother– Maria Ivanovna Putina (Factory worker)
Sister– N/A
Brothers– Albert Putin (Died in infancy), Viktor Putin (Died of Diphtheria during the Siege of Leningrad)

Personal Life

Nationality Russian
Hometown St. Petersburg, Russia
School St. Petersburg High School
College St. Petersburg State University
Educational Qualifications Degree in Law
Debut In 1990, he was appointed as an advisor on international affairs to Mayor Sobchak.



Relationships & more

Marital Status Divorced
Affairs/Girlfriends Alina Kabayeva, Russian Gymnast (2008)
Wendi Murdoch, Film Actress & Producer (Rumored, 2016)
Wife/Spouse Lyudmila Ocheretnaya (Divorced, 2013)
Children Daughters– Maria Putin (Elder), Yekaterina Putin
Son– N/A

Favorite Things

Favorite Book Sankya by Zakhar Prilepin (Russian novel)
Favorite Rock Band The Beatles
Favorite Food Pistachio ice-cream

Money Factor

Salary (as the President of Russia) $112,000 (£81,000)/Year (as in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.) $200 billion (as in 2022)
Cars Collection Lada Kalina, Volga GAZ-21, Niva

Some unknown facts about

  • Does Vladimir Putin smoke: No
  • Does Vladimir Putin drink alcohol: Yes
  • Putin was born in a poor Soviet family; he lived in a communal apartment block with his parents.
  • Putin earned a Black Belt in Judo at the age of 18. According to him, he was slow to start Puberty, and in order to avoid bullying by other male teenagers who achieved puberty before him, he learned this form of defence.
  • For around 16 years Putin worked as an officer in the KGB (Committee for State Security), spying for the ‘secret police agency’ in East Germany between 1975 and 1991. Putin’s chief job was to recruit foreigners in the hope of sending them as undercover agents to the USA.
  • Probably because of his ‘dislike’ towards the ‘English’, he doesn’t like speaking English language.
  • In 2003, Russian government implemented several hostile anti-gay laws in the country, thus confirming Putin’s homophobic mind-set.
  • Owing to Putin’s privacy concerns, it is alleged that his two daughters, Maria & Yekaterina, attended university under false names and even to this date nobody knows about their exact whereabouts.
  • In December 2010, at a charity event in St. Petersburg, Putin sang the song Blueberry Hill for the audience. Interestingly, the crowd included famous faces like Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner & Gerard Depardieu.


• Time & again, Putin has been accused of controlling and influencing the Russian media. For instance, in 2008, when the liberal newspaper ‘Moskovsky Korrespondent’ reported that Putin was planning to marry a rhythmic gymnast named Alina Kabayeva, the editor was forced to resign within hours.

• In July 2016, Putin signed the controversial ‘Big-Brother Law’. According to this law, every telecom/internet service provider has to store users’ calls, messages, photographs and videos for six months, as well as metadata for up to three years. Although, this law has been passed to curb the menace of terrorism, many service providers said that storing so much data would cost them as much as 4 times their annual profit. Moreover, this bill interferes with the private lives of Russian citizens.

• In November 2014, at the APEC summit, Putin made a warm gesture by wrapping a shawl around China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan. Soon after this video surfaced online, many people started doubting Putin’s intentions. As China is traditionally conservative on public interaction between unrelated men and women, the public show of consideration by Putin was not taken in the way it was intended to be. As a result, the video was completely scrubbed from Chinese TV & Internet.

• In 2014, Putin led Russian government was accused of shooting down a Malaysian passenger Plane, MH-17, flying over the troubled region of eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 passengers on-board. Putin has denied any wrongdoing and was quoted as saying, “If MH-17 crashed in Ukraine, it is Ukraine’s fault.”

• Allegedly, Putin has also been associated with the assassinations of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko & politician rival Boris Nemtsov.

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