Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks in order to protect Russian players on its roster following an expansion of the country's "gay propaganda law."Russian President Vladimir Putin first introduced the law in 2013 which prevented the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" to minors.
In December, he signed a new law extending that ban to anyone over 18.It restricts discussing any LGBTQ content in a positive manner across multiple forms of media, and also publishing any material about transgender matters to minors.