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Vladimir Putin, JD, PhD Biography

Title:
President of the Russian Federation
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Taking this as their basis, Russia and the USA intend to exert maximum efforts in order to realize this vision of a negotiated settlement of the conflict, which includes the existence of two states – Israel and Palestine – living in peace and security within recognized borders. This has to become part of an all-embracing settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, the Madrid principles, the formula land for peace’, and also existing agreements and accords. We share the kind of approaches which have been reflected in UN Security Council Resolution 1397.”

Joint statement with US President George W. Bush, May 24, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Re-elected the President of the Russian Federation, Mar. 14, 2004-present
  • First elected President of the Russian Federation, Mar. 26, 2000
  • Appointed first vice-prime minister and later on the same day he became acting prime minister, Aug. 9, 1999
  • Worked as head of the president’s Main Audit Directorate and presidential deputy chief of staff, 1997-1998
  • First deputy presidential business manager, 1996-1997
  • First deputy chairman of the city government and chairman of the committee for external relations, 1994-1996
  • Became assistant to the rector of Leningrad State University responsible for international affairs, 1990
  • Worked in the KGB (Soviet secret police), 1975-1990
  • Former member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Education:
  • JD, Leningrad State University, Russia, 1975
  • PhD, Economics
Other:
  • Born in Leningrad on October 7, 1952