Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer serving as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms he was also the Prime Minister of Russia under his close associate Dmitry Medvedev.
In Russia, President Putin's approval rating to an all-time low
Russia, like many other countries, is suffering from acute economic hardship after weeks of coronavirus lockdown.
against the background of rising unemployment, there are signs of a growing disillusionment with the Kremlin. Our correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been to assess Vladimir Putin 's hometown of St. Petersburg, The Mood .
Vernon, camera/editing Matthew Goddard Is Produced.