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Who is the current president of Russia?

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As of 2014, the president of Russia is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He previously served as president between 2000 and 2008, and he assumed the office again in May 2012.

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Putin served as acting president from December 31, 1999, when President Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigned, until he took official office as elected president on May 7, 2000. He left office in 2008 because the Russian constitution limits the number of successive terms a person may serve to two. Between his two stints as president, he served as the country's prime minister, while a close ally, Dmitry Medvedev, occupied the office of the president.

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