Vladimir Putin: biography, KGB, family, wealth, power in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was appointed acting prime minister on August 9, 1999, by then president Boris Yeltsin. He has been in office as president or prime minister ever since, a period spanning more than two decades. Here’s what we know about Russian leader Putin.BiographyVladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 into a working-class family in Leningrad, now called Saint Petersburg.“I come from an ordinary family, and this is how I lived for a long time, nearly my whole life. I lived…

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