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.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, who recently extended his premiership to 2036 following a referendum, has mocked the US embassy for flying the rainbow flag.
During a televised news conference, Putin was informed by a lawmaker that the embassy was flying the flag. When he was told that it was the American embassy, he responded by saying: “Let them celebrate.