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Vladimir Putin has served three terms as President of Russia: 2000 to 2004, 2004 to 2008, 2012 to present. He served as Acting President 1999–2000. He served as Premier for three months in 1999, and served a full term from 2008 to 2012.

Putin in 2012.
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Vladimir Putin has served three terms as President of Russia: 2000 to 2004, 2004 to 2008, 2012 to present. He served as Acting President 1999–2000. He served as Premier for three months in 1999, and served a full term from 2008 to 2012.

The ideology, priorities, and policies of Vladimir Putin are sometimes referred to as Putinisms (Russian: путинизм).

Putin has enjoyed very high domestic approval ratings. In 2007, he was Time Magazine's Person of the Year. In 2015, he was designated #1 on the Time Magazine's Most Influential People List. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was designated #1 on the Forbes List of The World's Most Powerful People.