Russia’s President Vladimir Putin turns 70 on October 7, 2022. Background, education, academic degree Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad (since September 1991 St. Petersburg) on October 7, 1952. In 1975, Putin graduated from the Department of Law (International Law Branch) of the Leningrad State University. He underwent a retraining course of KGB operatives in Leningrad (1976) and in Moscow (1979) at the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB of the USSR. In 1985, he graduated from the Andropov Institute of the KGB of the USSR (currently the Academy of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service SVR). Academic degree — Ph.D….