As of 2015, Vladimir Putin lives in the Moscow Kremlin, a historic complex located in the center of Moscow. The Moscow Kremlin is the official residence of Russian presidents, and it is also home to several cathedrals and palaces.
Putin was elected President of the Russian Federation in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. In 2008, the new President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Putin as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Putin was re-elected as President for a third time in 2012. The Moscow Kremlin is the Russian equivalent to the White House in the United States, and it is home to a helipad built by Putin in 2013 to avoid Moscow traffic.