Top 5 Facts You Have to Know About Vladimir Putin

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Top 5 Facts You Have to Know About Vladimir Putin
Published 6-12-2017, 00:00
The Russian presidential election is expected to take place on March 18, 2018, and Vladimir Putin has announced that he's going to be standing for reelection. Let's have a look at the most interesting facts about Russia's president.

He's a Man of Action


Vladimir Putin is not one of those Presidents who prefer to spend their time in the official residence. He took part in fighting a wildfire in 2010...


...and took a dive in a submarine.


Putin's also got a black belt in judo. You definitely don't want to mess with him.


Putin played in a gala hockey match between professional players and amateurs organized by the Night Hockey League in Sochi in 2014.

Hidden talent

It turns out that Putin has a thing for music! Here he is playing the piano at China's Xi Jinping's residence...


...and at a charity concert in St. Petersburg.

US Presidents Come And Go...


...but Putin stays. Since Putin's first presidential stint, 17 years ago, US has had three Presidents: George Bush Jr., Barack Obama, and now - Donald Trump.

Ode to...Putin

Some artists are so inspired by Russia's President, they write songs about him. A.M.G. rap duo's "Go hard like Vladimir Putin" went viral!

Pope Francis Calls Him a Defender of Christianity


Syrian President Bashar Assad also said that Vladimir Putin was "the sole defender of Christian civilization one could rely on."

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