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21 things you should know about Vladimir Putin

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media in Sevastopol, Crimea, after plunging below the waves aboard a submersible craft into the Black Sea, in Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Putin traveled aboard the small submersible craft down to the seabed of the Black Sea to view an ancient Byzantine trading ship recently discovered off the coast of Crimea.

Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene for more than a decade, as president and prime minister of the country. Times magazine named him Person of the Year in 2007 and Forbes ranked him the world's most powerful man from 2013 to 2016 - four times in a row. Here are some facts that you may not know about the Russian president.

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