Famous Russian Presidents

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Mikhail Gorbachev
(President of the Soviet Union (1990-91))

Mikhail Gorbachev
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia

Born into a poor peasant family, Mikhail Gorbachev went on to become one of the most influential figures of the Soviet Union. He served in various positions, most notably as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He is regarded as one of the most prominent personalities of the 20th century.

Vladimir Putin
(President of Russia (2000 - 2008, Incumbent Since 2012))

Vladimir Putin
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

The current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is a popular politician, with the highest approval rating of any leader in the world as of July 2020. As a high-level politician who has the support of his citizens, he is a powerful figure in world politics. He has been accused by human rights organizations of persecuting political critics and activists.

Boris Yeltsin
Birthdate: February 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Butka
Died: April 23, 2007
Boris Yeltsin served as the first president of Russia, from 1990 to 1999. He contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. His regime was marked by capitalism, monopoly, inflation, and corruption. He introduced a modified constitution that increased the presidential powers. He later abruptly announced his resignation on TV.
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Vladislav Ardzinba

Vladislav Ardzinba
Birthdate: May 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eshera
Died: March 4, 2010

Born to a history teacher father, historian Vladislav Ardzinba had specialized in Middle Eastern studies and Hittitology in his academic career. He later served as the president of Abkhazia. He died after a prolonged illness, at the age of 64, though the cause of his death was not revealed.