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.
Not only that, the government has resigned and the country got a new Prime Minister .
Exactly what plans Putin? The BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains.