Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his final press conference after a session of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit September 9, 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia. Leaders of APEC countries are gathered at Russky Island in Vladivostok to seek freer trade among member nations.
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Vladimir putin with his wife lyudmila and daughter Masha, spring 1985, from the putin family album.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is pictured with a horse during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia on August 3, 2009. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / ALEXEY DRUZHININ
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) looks on as First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech at the congress of the United Russia party on December 17, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has backed Medvedev as presidential candidate to replace him after he leaves office next year, Russian news agencies reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the congress of the United Russia party on December 17, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has backed Russian First Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as presidential candidate to replace him after he leaves office next year, Russian news agencies reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President George W. Bush chat as they sit in a beach chair during the first day of talks with other leaders of G8 industrialized nations at the G8 summit June 7, 2007 in Heiligendamm, Germany. The three-day summit runs from June 6-8 with talks aimed at combating climate change topping the agenda.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) kisses Metropolitan Laurus, head of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia as Patriarch Alexy II (R), leader of the main Russian Orthodox Church, looks on during a ceremony marking the reunion of the church at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral May 17, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. Leaders of the Russian Orthodox faith signed a historic pact healing a schism between the church in Russia, which for decades cooperated with Soviet authorities, and an offshoot set up abroad after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.