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.
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.Learn More
Prince William's last name is Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal family, typically, does not need to use a last name. However, this last name is used by direct descendants of Queen Elizabeth II, when they have an occasion to need one, such as upon marriage into the family.Full Answer >
Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d'Aviano is a member of the Belgian royal family. He is a prince by title and heir to the headship of the House of Austria-Este.Full Answer >
Neither Ethiopia nor Liberia remained completely independent. In 1936, Italy invaded Ethiopia and held it for five years as a colony. From its founding in 1820 until 1847, Liberia was governed as a colony by the American Colonization Society.Full Answer >
Article 48 was an amendment to the Weimar Constitution that allowed the president of the Weimar Republic in Germany to work around Parliament to carry out duties that protected the people in times of crisis. The decree was intended to help the people, but it eventually led to the downfall of democracy in Weimar, Germany.Full Answer >