To understand who Vladimir Putin is, the student will have to understand the country that molded him into the man that he has become. This 192 slide power point presentation glances back through Russian and world history and intertwines Putin’s life; so your class will get a full picture and have a better understanding of the workings of this man and the world in which he grew up. Three presidents have tried to work with Putin and have been disillusioned by him. He is a complex character and one the world will be dealing with for many years. Many hours of research went into this power point. It is divided into 3 parts; so the teacher can show it using shorter periods of class time. This power point was created to turn your class on to the news. Once your students get up close and personal with Vladimir Putin in this presentation, they will want to read every news article about the events that surround him in the news today.