How Tall Is Vladimir Putin?


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Vladimir Putin is 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was born on Oct. 7, 1952 in what is known, in 2014, as St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Putin is a former member of the KGB, where he held the position of intelligence officer from 1975 to 1989. In 1999, Boris Yeltsin made Putin Russia’s prime minister, and in December 1999, Yeltsin left office and choose Putin to assume the role of president. In 2004, Putin was re-elected and served until 2008. He was not eligible to run for president again in 2008 because of Russian term limits. Putin held the role of prime minister until March 2012, when he was re-elected as president.

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