"The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history."
-- Famous quote spoken by Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the current President of the Russian Federation. A member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic's Committee for State Security (the KGB) during his younger years, he rose to political power after first being elected the Prime Minster of the Russian Federation. Though he had held the position in the past at least twice, it was not until 2012 that Vladimir began his election streak. Since then, he has held the Presidency strongly, becoming one of the nation's most prominent and well-respected leaders.