'''Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin''' ([[Russian language|Russian]]: Владимир Владимирович Путин) (born October 7, 1952) was reelected president of the [[Russian Federation]] in 2012, after serving as prime minister since May 8, 2008, and previously serving as [[president]] since December 31, 1999, the day [[Boris Yeltsin]] resigned from the presidency.<ref>Putin was later elected president by 54% of the electorate on March 26, 2000.</ref> Putin has managed to preserve and even increase Russia's relevancy in international affairs despite its weak economic position.<ref>Seib, Gerald F. (May 6, 2019). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-punches-above-his-weight-11557150000 Putin Punches Above His Weight]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved May 7, 2019.</ref>
A [[Christian]], Putin leads the increasingly [[conservative]] Russia against the [[homosexual agenda]] and towards [[pro-life]] side. Much of the criticism of [[Russia]] by [[liberal]]s in the [[United States]] is motivated by their opposition to Russian policies on social issues. [[Obama]] even refused to attend the Winter Olympic games held in Russia in 2014.
However, Putin has made many controversial statements on [[Communism]] and has a good attitude towards [[Islam]]. [[Alexander Dugin]] argues:<ref>http://www.aspeninstitute.it/aspenia-online/article/russian-conservative-view-putin-interview-alexander-dugin</ref>