Did anyone else realize that yesterday was Vladimir Putin's 62nd Birthday? According to the Kremlin Press, he was deep in the middle of nowhere, Siberia for his birthday.However, Moscow held a celebration in Red Square.
Some interesting facts about Putin's time in power:
He has been president of Russia since 2012, but he was president in the past, too. He was president from 2000-2008 as well.
Before his first reign as president, he was Russian prime minister; from 1999-2000. He also served as prime minister during those years between his presidencies, 2008-2012.
This means that for the past 15 years, Vladimir Putin has always held a position of power in Russia's government.