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  1. Pu·tin, Vladimir
    IPA[ˈpo͞otin]
    • 1. (born 1952), Russian statesman; president of the Russian Federation 2000–8 and since 2012; prime minister 2008–2012. A former KGB officer, he was appointed head of the Security Council and then prime minister by Boris Yeltsin; he became acting president on Yeltsin's resignation December 31, 1999, and was elected president in 2000.

    • (born 1952), Russian statesman, president 2000–8 and since 2012, prime minister 2008–2012.
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