Vladimir Putin is quite easily one of the most powerful leaders in the world, at times even more powerful than the American president. Since 1999, when he took over from Boris Yeltsin, he has constantly been active on the world stage either as the President of Russian Federation or as the Prime Minister of Russia and now he is back to being President again. Though there have been numerous reports of rampant dictatorship like governance by him in Russia, especially the invasion of Crimea, Putin is majorly seen as a mysterious figure thanks to his background and his leadership.
Not many know that Vladimir Putin is a licensed pilot and once co-piloted a plane in order to put out a forest wildfire. It is rumoured that he owns 15 helicopters in his personal fleet and a total of more than 58 planes that he uses frequently. The most impressive aircraft is the IlyusinII-96 model aircraft.