Vladimir Putin
Living Person
Nationality: Russia (born in the Soviet Union)
Date of Birth: 1952
Religion: Eastern Orthodox, converted from being officially atheist during his youth
Occupation: Politician, Soldier, Spy
Spouse: Lyudmila Putina (divorced 2014)
Children: Mariya, Yekaterina
Military Branch: KGB (1975-1991)
Political Party: United Russia (2008 to present)
Independent (1991-2008)

Communist Party of the Soviet Union (until 1991)

Political Office: President of Russia (2000-2008; 2012 to present)
Prime Minister of Russia (2008-2012)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Gladiator
POD: Unknown
Earliest Known POD: October-November, 1962
Nationality: Soviet Union
Date of Death: c. 2027
Cause of Death: Unrevealed
Political Office: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian, Влади́мир Пу́тин) (born 7 October 1952) was the second President of the Russian Federation, serving from 2000 to 2008. After leaving the Presidency in 2008 due to term limits, he became Prime Minister, where he continued to exert considerable power over the country.

Critics accuse Putin of eroding democracy in Russia and destabilizing Eastern Europe by pursuing an aggressive, militaristic foreign policy. On the other hand, the consensus is that Putin's economic policies were critical in pulling Russia out of a substantial crisis.

In 2011, Putin announced that he would seek the presidency in 2012. Despite some outcry from the Russian people, Putin won his bid for a third term in March 2012.

In 2016, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency determined that Putin's government interfered in the national election that year. Russia's actions favored the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, although direct hacking has not been proven.

Vladimir Putin in The GladiatorEdit

At the turn of the 21st century, Vladimir Putin (1952-c.2027) led the Soviet Union to its ultimate victory in the Cold War.[1] Nearly 70 years after his death, Putin was remembered as one of the great leaders of Soviet communism, along with Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. For example, images of the three leaders were worn on the uniforms of the Young Socialists' League of Hoxha Polytechnic in Milan, Italian People's Republic.[2] Putin's image appeared in other contexts, as well: a statue commemorating Putin stood in front of the Duomo of Milan.[3]


  1. This is never specifically stated, but is very strongly implied.
  2. The Gladiator, pg. 8.
  3. Ibid., pg. 11.
Political offices
Preceded by
Boris Yeltsin
President of Russia
2000-2008 (Acting 1999-2000)
Succeeded by
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by
Viktor Zubkov
Prime Minister of Russia
Succeeded by
Viktor Zubkov (acting)
Preceded by
Dmitry Medvedev
President of Russia
Party political offices
Preceded by
Last known is
Joseph Stalin
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
(The Gladiator)

Late 20th and early 21st Century
Succeeded by

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