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Putin, Vladimir

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPutin, VladimirVladimir PutinPu‧tin, Vlad‧i‧mir /ˈpuːtɪn, ˈvlædəmɪə $ -mɪr/  (1952–) a Russian politician who was president of Russia (2000–08). He has twice been prime minister of Russia (1999-2000 and 2008-). When he was president, he was known as a strong leader who supported the Russian military in Chechnya. Before becoming president, Putin worked for the KGB for many years.
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