The life story of Vladimirovich Putin
Vladimirovich Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, Soviet Union, the city now known as Saint Petersburg. Growing up poor, he chased rats around the stairwells of his shabby apartment building. His father – also called Vladimir
Putin’s mother, Maria, was a factory worker. She had given birth to Vladimir’s two older brothers, but they both died before he was born. Vladimir’s grandfather was apparently a talented chef who cooked for Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin.