TOP 8 interesting facts about Putin


Lately, there have been more and more stories about Russian president Vladimir Putin. Some call him dictator, some call him tyrant, other call him savior of Russia and so on…However, Putin is a man with the “whims” and his complexes…Here are some interesting facts about the Russian president.

1. Accuracy

This may sound strange, but Putin is not very punctual. According to his ex wife, he was always late for dates, not only 15-20 minutes, but for hour- hour and half. But she always awaited him. For his delay, Putin blamed his work, in which by the way, he was very accurate. “But in his private life he was relaxed”, said Lyudmila Putina.

2. Character


Graphologists who investigated Putin’s handwriting claim that Vladimir Putin does not have enough patience and tolerance, psychological understanding of people in general and women in particular. He’s very stubborn and uncompromising, highly critical of the world, people, but also of himself.

3. Family


On July 28th 1983, Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva. The couple has two daughters: Maria (1985) and Yekaterina (1986). On June 6th 2013, in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”,  Vladimir and Lyudmila announced their decision to divorce after nearly 30 years of  marriage.

4. Hobby

For many years, Putin has been collecting geographical maps and post stamps with the images of prominent people.

5. Habits 

путин и часы

Putin wears watches exclusively on his right hand. Depending on the occasion, his hand was adorned with well-known luxury brands such as Blancpain, A. Lange & Sohne, Breguet, Patek Philippe. At the end of the last year, Putin explained for “The news” that, when wearing watch on the right wrist, the crown does not pinch.

6. Work under coverage

From 1985 to 1990, he worked undercover as director of the Dresden Friendship House in the GDR. During that time he was given coverage as a translator and interpreter.

7. Animals

putin i ziv

Putin prefers animals over humans. He even owns his private zoo, which mainly consists of animals which have been donated to him: four dogs- Black Labrador Connie, two poodles and Karakachan called Buffy, Skazka goat and her young, dwarf horse Vadik. He is taking active part part in programs to study and preserve endangered animals, including the Amur tiger, the White Whale, the Polar Bear and the Snow Leopard.

8. Movies


There have been recorded 13 movies about Putin: 12 documentaries (“The Unknown Putin”, “Comrade President”, “The Putin System”, “55”, “Wall”, “Putin, Russia and the West”, “A bridge Over the Abyss”, “Dans La Peau de Vladimir Poutine/Into the Putin’s skin”, “Real Putin”, “Paper coronation”, “Putin’s Kiss”, “I, Putin. Portrait”, “Putin’s games” and one feature film- A Kiss not for Press”.

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