Jacques René Chirac was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. Chirac was previously Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, as well as Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.
Bill Clinton was in the White house, when the former KGB agent, Russia 's President was for The First time at 31. December 1999. In the 20 years since then, there have been three other U.S. presidents and five UK Prime Ministers .
Of the global conflicts and domestic political scandals to sporting triumphs and propaganda photos, we look at the images that define Mr. Putin's two decades in Power .Vladimir Putin was appointed Prime Minister in August 1999, prior to the acquisition of Boris Yeltsin as President on December 31. December
The former KGB officer had already been appointed to the Prime Minister , if Russia , the second Chechen war in October 1999 launched, in response to a series of deadly bomb attacks on apartment blocks.
The beginning of his term in office was marked by The Conflict in Russia 's restive southern Republic. The Russian troops besieged The Chechen capital, Grozny. In 2003, the UN described Grozny as The Most destroyed city on earth in the course of The Siege .Mr Putin flew to Chechnya in March 2000 for the months after the Start of the second Chechen war
for years, Russia was hit by militant attacks, such as the 2004 Beslan school siege in which 330 people died, most of them children.Russia 's Cabinet members observe a minute of silence in September 2004 after Beslan school siege, in which fighters killed More Than 330 people
Mr Putin was confirmed in office in the presidential elections in March 2000, and months has been within in the center of a PR crisis.
The Kursk submarine disaster left 118 crew members Dead .Mr Putin met the commander of The Family of the Kursk submarine, but was sharply criticized at the time for its response to the disaster President George W. Bush, Mr Putin invited for a state visit in 2001. The couple travelled to Mr Bush's home state of Texas during The Trip Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (right) visited Russia in 2003, The Situation in Iraq And The Queen , Mr Putin invited for a state visit in 2003 - The First by a Russian leader since 1874
Russia hosted its first G8 summit in 2006, confirming its membership in the economic group.Angela Merkel , Tony Blair , Jacques Chirac , Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush stood for a photo in 2006 at the G8 summit in St Petersburg Prime Minister Putin of the victims visited when the war broke out with Georgia
When Georgia sent its troops to regain control over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in 2008, Russia invaded deep into Georgia.
Russia is prompted by the seizure and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, the EU and US sanctions, and brought a suspension of the membership of the G8.President Putin, the annexation of the Ukrainian brought the Crimean Peninsula in the year 2014, it will see a spike in the opinion polls, If Mr Putin said at a motorcycle rally in the annexed Crimea in August 2019, the Ukraine, it Speaks of a "blatant violation of Ukrainian sovereignty," resumed this month, five years after the beginning of The Conflict in Ukraine, with President Vladimir Zelensky, in an attempt to put an end to the fighting
Four years into the Syrian Civil War , Russia intervened, to go back to their ally, President Bashar al-Assad, whose government is on the verge of collapse. Mr Putin is to send the decision to the Russian planes and tanks The Balance of Power changes on the ground.Mr Putin for his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has changed the course of the Civil War in Syria Russia intervened in the 2016 US election Prime Minister , Theresa May , were clearly strained after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
During his time in office the Russian President has sought control over its image and that of his country. A series of photos published, which have tried from the guide over The Years , to show him as a strong man.topless Vladimir Putin with a Sniper Rifle in the vicinity of The Border with Mongolia in the year 2007 by Mr Putin, has also showed his fuzzy side, the release of photos in 2013 of himself playing in The Snow with his dogs Buffy and Yume, He also tries to showcase his athletic ability in games of football and judo games during his presidency
The Sochi games were a success, but to feel the impact of the doping scandal continues.
from all of the major sports event last week. A 2015 report said that Russia had operated what amounted to a state-sponsored doping program in athletics. This month, it was found to laboratory data provided in the January tampered with.President Putin played a prominent role in Russia 's hosting of the 2018 Fifa World Cup