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Voting for Vladimir Putin has been suspended for the week due to inclusion in Last Week's Top 25 Most or Least Annoying.

World Leader

The Resume

    (October 7, 1952- )
    President of the Russian Federation (December 31, 1999- )

Why he might be annoying:

    He rarely smiles.
    He used to be a KGB agent.
    He has eliminated Russia's independent media.
    Some say he ruled Russia with an 'iron fist'.
    He separated from his wife after thirty years of marriage. (June 2013)
    He penned an op-ed for the New York Times called 'A Plea For Caution from Russia' in which he discouraged the U.S. from taking military action in Syria, while being highly critical of the U.S.
    He ordered sanctions against Turkey following the shooting down of a Russian warplane that had entered Turkish airspace. (November 26, 2015)

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is a judo expert.
    He owned a white poodle named Tosca.
    US/Russian relations slightly improved once he took over.
    He was the first world leader to call Bush and express support for the US on September 11th.

Credit: JinnFiend


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 10055 Votes: 66.74% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 606 Votes: 53.80% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 345 Votes: 48.99% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 394 Votes: 52.79% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 764 Votes: 56.81% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1408 Votes: 88.28% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 260 Votes: 77.69% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 249 Votes: 74.70% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 419 Votes: 59.90% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 239 Votes: 47.70% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 1070 Votes: 75.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 85 Votes: 74.12% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 198 Votes: 67.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 836 Votes: 72.49% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 366 Votes: 70.77% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 205 Votes: 57.56% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 308 Votes: 44.16% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 346 Votes: 67.63% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 347 Votes: 64.55% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 706 Votes: 51.84% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1437 Votes: 49.27% Annoying