1. President Vladimir Putin added: "And I applaud his plan for the border wall.
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2. President Vladimir Putin co-authored a book on his favorite sport, published in Russian as Judo with Vladimir Putin, and in English under the title Judo: History, Theory, Practice.
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14. President Vladimir Putin studied law at Leningrad State University, graduating in 1975.
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19. President Vladimir Putin appeared to genuinely enjoy socializing with Germans, unlike many other KGB agents, and respected the German trait of discipline.
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20. President Vladimir Putin was born on October 1, 1952, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Russia.
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25. President Vladimir Putin burned the KGB files while escaping Dresden, in the wake of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
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27. President Vladimir Putin served as the prime minister of Russia from 2008 to 2012 under Dmitry Medvedev.
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32. President Vladimir Putin mentioned the company by name in his earlier press conference with US President Donald Trump.
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34. On February 12, 2015, President Vladimir Putin met with other world leaders in Minsk to approve a 12-point peace plan aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine.
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38. President Vladimir Putin served 15 years as a foreign intelligence officer for the KGB, including six years in Dresden, East Germany.
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40. In 2013, President Vladimir Putin entered a submersible and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, some 200 feet underwater, just to check out a 140-year-old shipwreck.
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41. President Vladimir Putin once took to the skies in this contraption, in order to accompany Siberian white cranes on their migratory route to Asia.
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45. President Vladimir Putin served 15 years as a foreign intelligence officer for the KGB, including six years in Dresden, East Germany.
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46. In 1970, President Vladimir Putin became a student at Leningrad State University's law department, where he wrote a thesis on "The Most Favored Nation Trading Principle in International Law.
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49. In 2010, according to The Moscow Times, President Vladimir Putin took the co-pilot's seat on a firefighting plane, held the throttle and pushed the button that would dump 24 tons of water on the forest fire.
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54. President Vladimir Putin could not run for the presidency again in 2008, but was appointed prime minister by his successor, Dmitry Medvedev.
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55. President Vladimir Putin is known to promote fitness and a healthy way of life among Russians.
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56. President Vladimir Putin was named as Person of the Year by Time Magazine in 2007.
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60. President Vladimir Putin was known for his tough stands on Syrian matter or on whistle blower Edward Snowden matter.
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62. President Vladimir Putin served 15 years as a foreign intelligence officer for the KGB, he was posted to Dresden in the then German Democratic Republic in 1985 and spent five years undercover.
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68. President Vladimir Putin watches football, and supports FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, from his home city.
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71. On 28 July 1983, President Vladimir Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva, and they lived together in East Germany from 1985 to 1990.
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79. President Vladimir Putin opposed Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence, warning supporters of that precedent that it would de facto destabilize the whole system of international relations.
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80. In February 2007, President Vladimir Putin criticized what he called the United States' monopolistic dominance in global relations, and "almost uncontained hyper use of force in international relations".
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82. In December 2004, President Vladimir Putin criticised the Rose and Orange revolutions, saying: "If you have permanent revolutions you risk plunging the post-Soviet space into endless conflict".
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83. In 2012, President Vladimir Putin wrote an article in the Hindu newspaper, saying that "The Declaration on Strategic Partnership between India and Russia signed in October 2000 became a truly historic step".
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91. On 14 June 2018, President Vladimir Putin opened the 21st FIFA World Cup, which took place in Russia for the first time.
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99. On 25 May 1998, President Vladimir Putin was appointed First Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff for regions, replacing Viktoriya Mitina; and, on 15 July, he was appointed head of the commission for the preparation of agreements on the delimitation of power of regions and the federal center attached to the president, replacing Sergey Shakhray.
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