Vladimir Putin 101: A quiz about Russia's president

Vladimir Putin is back in charge of Russia, taking up the office of president for the third time in 12 years.  How well do you know Russia's top political figure Take our quiz and find out!

3. Putin held several posts in the Kremlin before being elected president. Which of the following did Putin hold?

Putin was KGB chief before being named prime minister. He also served briefly as acting president in 2000, before eventually being elected president himself.

Putin was KGB chief before being named prime minister. He also served briefly as acting president in 2000, before eventually being elected president himself.

Putin was KGB chief before being named prime minister. He also served briefly as acting president in 2000, before eventually being elected president himself.

Putin was KGB chief before being named prime minister. He also served briefly as acting president in 2000, before eventually being elected president himself.

Vladimir Rodionov/Presidential Press Service/RIA Novosti Kremlin/AP
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Acting president

 

FSB (formerly KGB) chief

 

Prime minister

 

All of the above

 
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