Russia's Vladimir Putin makes first public appearance in 10 days

March 16, 2015 12:11 PM

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Russia's Vladimir Putin makes first public appearance in 10 days

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a popular but polarizing figure who has dominated Russian politics for more than a decade. Click through to see images of his life and career.

From 1991 to 1994, Putin served as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the City Council in St. Petersburg. Before becoming involved in politics, he served in the KGB, a Soviet-era spy agency, as an intelligence officer.

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