How tall is Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

The President of Russia. A newspaper once reported that there was criteria for the height of people in official photos with him, and that they shouldn't be taller. Shockingly, the newspaper said with a straight face "Vladimir is believed to be between 5ft 2" and 5ft 5".

How tall is Vladimir Putin
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Average Guess (214 Votes)
5ft 5.99in (167.6cm)
Arch Stanton said on 7/Feb/21
Rob anyway chance of adding Alexei Navalny? He looks around 6 ft 3 to me on screen but I see 6'2 online. He has got something about him, Bond/Spectre henchman esque, I can see why Putin is worried.
Editor Rob
He's been in the news a lot in the last year, I think I could add him at his claim.
Eric Tam said on 26/Jan/21
RIP to whoever published that newspaper
vastlybetter566 said on 18/Jan/21
Seconding Incognito's post.

Navalny looks like a pretty tall guy. Opposite in both height and appearance to Putin.
Almost 180cm guy said on 17/Jan/21
Putin is probably already shorter today than he was in the 90's or early 2000's. I'm not convinced about the full 5ft 7 although he could look close to that mark at times. One more photo of Putin with Bill Clinton from 1999: Click Here
Even if Clinton was only 6ft 1.5 back then I don't see Putin below 5ft 6.75 here. Another interesting photo of Putin with Lukashenko from 2004: Click Here Putin was then 52 and Lukashenko 50. In my opinion, Lukashenko could have been 6ft 0.25 and Putin 5ft 6.75. Rob, do you see an opportunity for Putin to nearly 5ft 7 in his prime?
Editor Rob
I did for a while think 5ft 7 could be a prime Putin, but the more I saw, the more I thought maybe he was just under it
incognito said on 4/Jan/21
@Rob, Could you add an article about Alexey Navalny in the future? I think he's 188+
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 3/Jan/21
@vastlybetter566 If a newspaper says he’s believed to be 5’2-5’5 that’s downplaying
Lamont Cranston said on 2/Jan/21
@ vastlybetter566: same thought about Bolton.

Until recently I had only seen Bolton alone at podiums. But in the last 2 years he has appeared in groups....and someone I thought was rather ‘normal’ in height (5’10” - 6’0”), turns out to be quite tiny...

On the subject of Putin, there is a recent picture of him walking alone outside of a Russian cyber spy unit - the SVR - and he is wearing boots with mega heals and platforms....and who knows how much is also built inside his footwear....looks like he goes to the same cobbler as Kim!
vastlybetter566 said on 1/Jan/21
I don't think the media makes him smaller. Putin tries to make himself taller.
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 29/Dec/20
He’s like Tom Cruise and Zac Efron in that the media always makes him smaller and exaggerates
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 25/Dec/20
@Rob is Putin short for an ethnic Russian?
Editor Rob
he is a few inches under average for a Russian.
vastlybetter566 said on 21/Dec/20
Rob, did you ever consider adding John Bolton?

Surprisingly, a short guy. Slim build tricked me into picturing him as a tall guy similar to Trump in height. Turns out that he's much more similar to Putin in height.

5ft7 range?
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Editor Rob
maybe 5ft 7.5, but I never really thought about giving him a page.
Tunman said on 9/Dec/20
Rob tall would you say Maduro is?He's listed at 190 but lloks shorter than that
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Assuming Erdogan is 182-3 I feel something like 186-7 or 6'1.5 is much more likely
Editor Rob
188cm would be the highest I'd argue
Almost 180cm guy said on 8/Dec/20
Hi Rob! How tall do you think Alexander Lukashenko could be? He is listed as 6ft 2 but I'd say he never looked as tall. Here are some photos of Lukashenko with Putin from 2007: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Then Lukashenko was 53 and Putin was 55 so maybe they haven't lost any height yet. Lukashenko could look around 6ft at times, but never 6ft 2. Rob, how would you rate Lukashenko's height?
Editor Rob
You can see Lukashenko with Obama and Michelle and he's at most 6ft there, maybe under it a bit...but of course probably lost a bit of height by then.
Loev said on 29/Nov/20
Hey Rob.
How tall do you think is Xi Jinping and will you make a page about him? My guess would be 1,78-1.79m (5'10.25").
Also what's your take on former Greece's prime minister Tsipras? He has been pegged anywhere from 1,70 to 1,77m. What's funny is that in pictures with Xi he can look around 1,74-1,75 but with Putin who I think is around 1,68 he can look closer to 1,70-1,71 sometimes. Maybe some elevator action going on there?
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Editor Rob
5ft 10.5 for Jin Ping isn't impossible
Vitali said on 28/Nov/20
His special boots are legendary. He is the same height as Medvedev 161-163. But it will not save him from tribunal for killing thousands of people.
Vibram said on 11/Nov/20
Has Putin lost any height? He's 68.
Bavarian said on 24/Oct/20
How tall do you think Armin Laschet is Rob ?
He has a good chance to become the next Chancellor of Germany
In german media they always point out how short he is
Editor Rob
I'm sure he'd edge out Putin.
Tunman said on 13/Oct/20
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Okay here is the pic.It won't be more than 5 or 5.25" difference max
Tunman said on 12/Oct/20
In some old pics (10-15 years ago)Lukashenko can be up to 12 cm taller than Putin so 181 was certainly possible.Well assuming sometimes Putin would wear thicker shoes like 3,5cm (vs 2,5 for Lukashenko)182 is something I can believe but anything over that would definitely surprise me.Well let's say that at his peak 6' wasn't completely impossible though more likely in the mid morning
Trust me Zelensky is the perfect representation of a 5'6 (not the 5'7 he's listed at).Lukashenko seems exactly 5"taller so 5'11 today is perfectly reasonable for him
Greg said on 4/Oct/20
@George300 Tbh I’m seeing the full 6’0 for Lukashenko
Greg said on 4/Oct/20
@TunMan Lukashenko is listed as 6’2 but I never bought that I always guessed him around 6’0 give or take but he’s likely shrunk maybe 6’0 peak and 5’11.5. Petro Poroshenko is around 6’0 still I think.
Adam M said on 3/Oct/20
Watch this video! He wears anything from 3 to 6 inch lifts! Click Here
Tunman said on 29/Sep/20
Lukashenko looks just a little bit taller than Xi Jinping who's 179 according to Rob.
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I would have said 181 is possible well anything in that 5'11-11.25" range in the pics that seemed the most reliable.He's listed at 188,lol.182 is possible for a peak height though.
6'3 Julian said on 27/Sep/20
@George200 you are spreading lies comrade. He is 2.3 metres tall, weighs about 160kg and can fight multiple beats at once. Do not listen to the lies if the Capital!
George200 said on 20/Sep/20
In Russia Putin is 6'4"
Editor Rob
Correct answer Comrade! ✅
6'3 Julian said on 15/Sep/20
Comrade, President Putin is a gigantic man. He is well over 3 metres tall. Do not spread lies about the Motherland.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately actions speak louder than words.

Your vote has been reported to the Kremlin!

But seriously, it may be unwise to joke about Putin's height 😒
Dima M said on 6/Sep/20
It's funny how the Kremlin trolls keep coming here to bump up Putin's height. He's only 5ft 6½ inches if you count his platform heels. 5 foot 3 bare foot, on a good day.

Also, why would Modi (born 1950) have lost any more height than Putin (born 1952)?
Linke said on 17/Aug/20
Modi is 69, my bad. Could have lost an inch.
Linke said on 17/Aug/20
Always thought Modi was short but he does look near the 5'7" mark he has been described. He's 70+, so could have been that at his peak.
Alir?za said on 15/Aug/20
He looks short but not dwarf. 5'6-5'7 is good for him. I don't think he is low as 5"5 or 5'3
Blanc said on 1/Aug/20
Just shy of this listing seems pretty accurate from this picture I suppose: Click Here
Editor Rob

A few years ago newspapers like the Express (and The Sun) started doing articles like that about celebs.

However, if I wrote 6ft 2 was 190cm I'd hope someone would point it out to me :)
Blanc said on 1/Aug/20
@Rob Who do you think is taller, him or Narendra Modi? They look very similar
Editor Rob
They do look too close to call, but Modi might have lost more height than Putin by now.
Kai Johnson said on 26/Jun/20
There is no way that Putin in 5'7" have you seen this photo of him with Paul McCartney who is a legitimate 5'10"? Click Here

Rob what do you think? Putin looks at least half a foot shorter than him
Editor Rob
When Putin met McCartney, he looked at most 5ft 6 with him.
Jkiller said on 22/Jun/20
5'6.25 (168cm) range.
Buxon83 said on 22/Jun/20
If you watch videos were Putin is sitting down - his pant leg always rises quite high up and his ankle is always pretty low to the ground so how can he be a lift/elevator wearer? The difference in height just isn't there when he is with 6ft+ people to warrant these 5'4-5'5 claims. Seems like a typical 5'7 guy that may have lost a little height with age.
joemanner1965 said on 19/May/20
Rob what's your thought on him and Khabib? Khabib claims 5'10". In one video where he and Putin shake they are almost exactly the same height. What do you think? I have to admit this celebs height thing is really fascinating and seems like every one is a height magician.
Editor Rob
I think Khabib went down a bit to greet him, but then Khabib could look close in height to McGregor at times.
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
I have seen his daughter Mariya listed as 5’4” online!
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
Some people out there think he is 5’5” but in all likeliness he is in the 5’6” - 5’6.5” range!
Editor Rob
He is one leader who the odds of wearing elevator shoes is quite high.
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
Look at this:

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5.9 legit guy said on 2/May/20
Putin is always wearing lifts and platforms shoes
Here is he being exposed Click Here
Short guy,not super small but still very conscious about his height
In my opinion 5ft 5 at max
Nearly 180cm guy said on 24/Mar/20
Another one of their joint photos from 1999: Click Here
Maybe I count on it too often, Rob, that you will answer my comments. I know you can't, but you always read every comment. I only wonder if Putin could have been closer to 5ft 7 than 5ft 6 over 20 years ago and whether Clinton could have lost his first fraction in the late 90's. What do you think?
Editor Rob
Has putin lost height by now? It does seem possible, though he is a quite fit man with no obvious hunches in his spine.

However there are some who think he wears shoe lifts...sometimes I do think he has worn bigger than normal shoes.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 23/Mar/20
Although the average votes to Putin is 5ft 6, I wouldn't go below 5ft 6.5 when it comes to his peak height. In 1999, Putin could look even close to 5ft 7 next to Bill Clinton: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Another photo and video where you can see their footwear:
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I doubt that Putin would wears elevators ever. In 1999, he was 47, so he couldn't lose any height, but Clinton was already 53, and I wonder if he could lose a fraction or not at the end of his presidency. From all I've seen, I think 5ft 6.5 or 5ft 6.75 is debatable for his peak height and flat 5ft 6 is just too low! Although today, sometimes he may look in this range but he is almost 70 years old, I believe that Putin has already lost at least 1/4 inch but not more than 1/2 inch.
Danb said on 16/Mar/20
@Randomdude20200 The average American male height is 5'9". It is 5'9.5" for White Americans, 5'9" for African Americans, 5'7" for Asian Americans, and 5'6.5 for Hispanic Americans. There is some data by state as well with people from the upper Midwest being the the tallest due to genetics from Northern Europe and Hawaii/New Mexico being the shortest.
Randomdude20200 said on 5/Mar/20
@Adiaino mentioned back in 2014 that the average height of a young American male 18 - 35 is 6'0

that is ludicrous, the average height of a young American male is about 5'10, I'm a little over 6'0 - 6'0 1/4 - and I was taller than at least 70% of young American males I have seen ( this was down to my time living in Ohio for 6 months )

even in the UK again I am taller than at least 70% of the younger generation I pass although not by much.

Most people who claim 6'0 are really about 5'10 - 5'11. At 6'0 you should start to borderline "feel" tall in a lot of places.
Peter175 said on 12/Feb/20
Vlad the Putin is at least 5'6 and perhaps this listing.

Certainly hits it in the morning
Nik said on 28/Jan/20
@ Mihai - This is a bold statement!
mihai said on 25/Jan/20
Putin is 162 cm and this is proved.
Tunman said on 8/Jan/20
Well,to be fair Putin is certainly height conscious but at least doesn't try to fool people that he's a giant like Stalin or Mao Zedong,although you can bet that a journalist describing him as short would lose his job.The very honourable Kim Jon however would directly send any person daring to say he's not 7 feet tall for eternal holidays in a camp.BTW I heard that the stadiometer bar didn't move under 7',so that's his true height.
Editor Rob
Here is photo of Putin with his boots.
Now I'm not saying he is a fan of Supreme Leader's footwear, but there may be some truth in rumours that he gets a little boost from his shoes.
Oz said on 1/Jan/20
Rob, What do you think of short presidents like Putin or Kim Jon Un Supreme Leader?
Editor Rob
I certainly wouldn't recommend calling either of them short to their face.

Neither would I ask them to suggest the best Elevator Shoe to wear.

I don't know how they are viewed within their countries, but I don't think anybody would voluntarily move to NK.
Nik Ashton said on 31/Dec/19
He is more average than Obama!
Johan123 said on 31/Dec/19
Isn’t over 5’’6”. Looked tiny in pics next to Obama, like a little boy or something.
Jacked Ron said on 23/Nov/19
He is such a dangerous and alpha dude. I'm 5'10 and I'd give up my height to be him.
Editor Rob
I would never accuse Putin of wearing lifts...I know there are some videos on youtube about Putin wearing lifts like This one, but no way would I agree with whatever the guy is trying to say. I don't speak russian 😅 And why the hell is he including my clip about elevators to support Putin lifts claim.

This is outrageous, if Putin sees that he might be looking for retribution 😧
Kunoichi said on 22/Oct/19
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Editor Rob
Funny thing about Putin, I was doing my daily shop and dropping off stuff at Mother's house and we were talking, and she mentioned something about Putin and how he looked tiny with other leaders...

I mean my Mother rarely talks about height, she wasn't even aware I was 5ft 8 and I've had this site 15 years.

But interesting how a non-height aware person noticed Putin's height.
Nik said on 17/Oct/19
🗣 "He's 5'2"!"! 😂😂😂
John Hunt said on 1/Oct/19
Honestly seems like a low 5'6", 5'6" AT WORST, 5'6.75" at best. MAYBE 5'7" in the morning on a good day.
Putin ? dwarf said on 12/Sep/19
Vladimir Putin is very complex because of his low growth, which, apparently, does not exceed 160 centimeters. That is why he is wearing special shoes, adding to its growth more than 14-15 centimeters. On the Internet, it has long been observed that something is wrong with the president’s feet. Many believe that he moves on tiptoe. Outwardly, it looks funny & weird, so the Russian-language Internet is overgrown with jokes on the topic of пынеходы (

For reference: Пыня — one of Putin’s many nicknames, пынеходы — Putin's stilts.
Editor Rob
I've seen videos highlighting his shoes, in fact This one took one of my elevator shoes clips to help...although no way is Putin wearing the kind of boots I had on, he'd be walking like a clown.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 11/Aug/19
He is not quite 5ft 6 looking Russian President.... Similar range with Indian American cutie actor Aziz Ansari!!!!
Russian Spy said on 13/Jul/19
Another reason there won't be a big difference between his peak height and now is that shorter men don't lose as much height with age, neither do fit men, gravity is worse on heavyset and tall folks, they're the ones that lose big amounts of height.
khaled taban said on 10/Jul/19
Rob, why you didn't make peak and currnet height? This man is 66 years old, he likely lost some height.
Editor Rob
1/4 to 1/3rd maybe lost, but 1/2 to 3/4? I'm not sure he's lost that much yet - 65 to 70 is the age many men do lose that 1/2 or 3/4 worth who held on pretty well to 60.

Call it retirement shrinkage.
Mambo said on 23/May/19
@Rob So would his entire head be 10.5 inches woth the hair making it 11.5 inches?
Mambo said on 21/May/19
Rob, is 6ft8 possible for the guy next to Putin? And what would his headsize be?
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Editor Rob
His head is potentially 10.5 inches, although he has at least 1 inch worth of spiky hair at his crown. I would say close to 6ft 7-8 is possible for him.
Tunman said on 25/Apr/19
Rob,Any opinion for Yanukovich?A strong 6'1 imo
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Funny how he's listed at 6'4 and even has a 6'6 240 Lbs description both of which are laughable.I see 6.5" maybe 6.75"difference max.Click Here
Editor Rob
6ft 1 range looks a helluva lot more believable than 6ft 4!
Ganesh S said on 11/Apr/19
Please add mr Narendra Modi, honourable Primeminister of India, Looks around 5'6" - 5'7" mark
Arkady Raevsky said on 9/Apr/19
He's a short-*ss. Ridiculous to suggest he breaks 5ft 5. I wouldn't be surprised if he's more like 5ft2. And it blows me away that Rob is denying the evidence that he wears lifts. There are thousands of videos and photos online showing him wearing heels. Look for any video of him meeting Merkel that shows their feet and it's plain as day that Putin's heels equal or exceed Merkels, and that he's still only barely as tall as her.
cmillzz said on 19/Mar/19
I’d be surprised if he measured over 5’6...
Peter175 said on 19/Mar/19
He's not 5'7.

5'6-5'6.5. Wears modest shoes and stands around tall people
Tunman said on 7/Mar/19
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In this good pic with 174cm Christine Lagarde (Google giving 183 lol),Poroshenko looks maybe 1-1.25"taller so 2-2.25" when counting footwear.5'11 is quite believable but no more.
I really wonder how they came to the conclusion Lagarde was 183 since she certainly didn't claim such height and never looked close to it even in heels.Seems like power gives few inches more after all?A good reason to embrace a political career.Just think that Macron became 177 after having been listed 173 for so long.Maybe Rob might end listed at 177 who knows?
SnerhagAip69 said on 6/Mar/19
Are you gonna list Michail Dmitrijewitsch Prochorow to this site? He's listed between 6'8 and 6'9?

Him next to Putin:
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Editor Rob
I'm not so sure I would add him.
Tunman said on 6/Mar/19
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I wonder where this 180 figure was taken from but Poroshenko can generally look anywhere from 180 to 183.
One thing is sure though Lukashenko is nowhere near 188Click Here Erdogan is 183 then he's more likely only 181.
Reptiloid said on 20/Jan/19
Look again at this link. He has thick heeled shoes, BUT he also has huge lifts in his shoes. Look at how much his leg curves. He is at least getting 4 inches out of his shoes. Now, look at the photo you provided. Putin’s knees are even higher than the guy on the left from him, who is much taller than him. Pay close attention to his pants, they are unnaturally curved, you can clearly see, where his feet are, and they are at least 4in off the ground.

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Tunman said on 17/Jan/19
lol at 5'4-5
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Kadyrov is listed at 174 and generally looks it (at worst maybe 5'8 flat with Ronaldinho).
Again this listing is quite fair and you can make a case for 168 if he wears thick-heeled shoes like 3,5cm
Reptiloid said on 9/Jan/19
I am saying this for years, even when you met him first time, he was most likely in small type of lifts. I noticed he was wearing small elevators even back in his younger days, stacking something in his shoes. You can clearly see bigger than normal heel and unnatural curvature of the foot and tibias length. He had this insecurity even when he was working as a security for Sobchak. He definitely is not 5’6. 5’4-5’5 range seems more reasonable for him.
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Diplomat said on 3/Jan/19
The dude wears serious lifts. How do I know? I've met him in person, in my job as a diplomat. In early fall 1999, couple of weeks after Putin became PM for the first time, I accompanied my ambassador to an appointment with Putin. Putin met us at the door of his office and ushered my ambassador in beside him. I followed immediately behind Putin. Same process at the end of the meeting.

I am not even 5 foot 10 myself, yet I was looking pretty much straight down onto the top of his head. I distinctly remember thinking at the time how short he was. I've had long-term girlfriends who are in the 5ft5 to 5ft7 range and so I am very confident in asserting that he was shorter than them. I would be very surprised if he broke the 5ft4 mark. (I'm forced to vote for 5 foot 4.5 as that is the lowest option, but he's shorter than that).

This was before he got a PR team that took charge of his image. Probably the first thing they suggested to him was that he should start wearing lifts because Russian men are overtly judged by their physical attributes.
Ninio said on 29/Dec/18
Shy from 5 7
Reptiloid said on 29/Dec/18
Putin is one of the most height aware leader and public person in the world. The topic of his height is prohibited and I have never seen him discussing it publicly. All of his bodyguards are shorter than him, even his cook is shorter than him. Medvedev, his friend and successor is a bit taller than him and seems to have the same height awareness. He was ridiculed for his small stature and lifts, but in reality he is a couple of inches taller than Putin. Putin himself is nowhere near 5’6 and 5’7. He is somewhere in the range of 5’4-5’5. First of all he is consistent lifts wearer. All of his shoes have double heel. One is external and one is internal. Those small type of elevators add 2”-2.5” to his height (so he appears 1”-1.5” inch taller). Those are usually used when he is needed to sit down after he walks with other politicians. Second kind of his lifts are megalifts. I am including proof, those are screenshots from actual video, you can find it online. You can see that they add considerable amount of height. I would believe they can add 4 inch of legit height. I never seen him stand taller than 171cm in his lifts, so I believe he is no more than 5’5. Like with every consistent lift wearer, it’s really hard to determine real height, but I am sure it’s nowhere near the official claim.

First photo “mega-megalifts”. Those add at least 4”. You can clearly see where his leg curves and where his knee is.
Second photo with Medvedev. He clearly has elevators, you can see the bulge in the back of the heel. I would say those add 2.5”. You can see he is clearly shorter than Medvedev. Bad photo for judging height, but good photo to show that he is consistent with lifts.
Third photo, mega lifts again.

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Raizoto said on 23/Nov/18
Hello Rob. What height your thing is Enrique Peña Nieto? He's Listed On The Internet 5ft 7 and I don't know if Putin wears special shoes on heels, but in photos of them Putin looks taller than him.
Editor Rob
Putin seems like he's a bit taller. I think you could rule out 5ft 7 for Enrique.
Tunman said on 22/Nov/18
That's why we can't rule out the possibility of him being only 5'6 or 168.And Al-Sissi must be more of a 169.The 166 just doesn't make sense.As to Medvedev,well he seemed to edge Sarkozy who looks more 5'6-6.5"in lifts.In many pics Medvedev looked a solid 5'7 but then in others only 5'6 and certainly no less than that.Maybe is he also wearing lifts at times?
Mykyta Demydiuk said on 19/Nov/18
Hello, Rob. Putin definitely wears special shoes on heels. You can check this out.
Copy my Google search request "Путин на каблуках" (which is translated as "Putin on heels") and you'll see tons of photos of Putin wearing heels on public events.

Putin is somewhere between 5'5" and 5'6".
Editor Rob
he sometimes has worn thicker heels than your normal shoe, probably near 1.4 inch.
Karlan said on 19/Nov/18
By the way, Google gives out the height of Dmitry Medvedev as 162 cm, which is absurd. It is almost the same height as Putin.
Putin-168-169 cm
Medvedev-167-168 cm
Tunman said on 5/Nov/18
Rob Click Here:
For some reason Al Sissi is listed at 166 and they look very similar or maybe Al Sissi edges him by 0.5cm at the very most.
Either Putin needs a serious downgrade or Al Sissi needs a serious upgrade
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
5’6 tops
Gob901 said on 30/Sep/18
In fact, Putin is not 5'6 or even 5'7. If you look, you will see that
Putin wears a very high heel. Without shoes, he is 5'1.
Jarkko said on 26/Sep/18
No he's definitely not 5'7". He's struggling with 5'6" or 167 cm.
da said on 14/Aug/18
Next to conor McGregor he look no more than 5 ft 5 either conor listing is wrong or putin
Anshelm said on 18/Jul/18
With Donald Trump and Sauli Niinistö (reportedly 177 cm), President of Finland, and their First Ladies (vid and pics) Click Here I put this on Vlad's page, since I thought he might look a bit taller than listed here, if barely
Andrea said on 12/Jul/18
Actually, Berlusconi once proudly claimed to be taller than Putin, at 171...
Robert Bartleheim said on 11/Jul/18
Putin with Berlusconi (165 cm): Click Here
Johnson said on 23/Jun/18
In the pictures of Mourinho and Putin it looks less than 7 cm

Does Putin wear lifts?
Editor Rob
He has looked similar range most of the time, so I'm not sure he would wear them.
Jonathon87 said on 15/Jun/18
Looks over 2 inches taller than maradona in that vid. Whenever Putin is with a 5'4.5 -5'5 guy and we can see footwear he always looks a decent amount taller, 5'6.5 - 5'7 for him

Makes me laugh that people are trying to downgrade by comparing Putin and Macron when Macron is a confirmed lift wearer and Putin is not
Editor Rob
I think the confirmed elevator shoe wearers are Macron and Kim Jong Un.
Putin I've never seen any evidence he'd wear them.
Tunman said on 11/Jun/18
Are you russian?If so,be careful,it's not so wise to speak of Putin like this,lol.
Seriously Angela Merkel is like 5'4.5 these days and must be around 5'5.5-6 in her shoes.He looks generally 1.5"taller so in the strong 5'7-7.5"in shoes,but he's not always wearing heels.He can really be only 5'6 I agree but his highest heels are maybe 1.5"max like with Lukashenko.Obviously saying he's not short doesn't make sense,but most people look beyond his height.
Any idea about Lukashenko,Dodon,Poroshenko,Sakhachvili?I read quite a lot (especially on Ukraine and Moldova,though not always on politics).In my opinion
Lukashenko 5'11 maybe 5'11.5"max no way 188 (6'2)
Dodon around a solid 5'11
Poroshenko 5'11.5" in fact could look anywhere from 5'11-6" nowhere near 185
Sakhachvili maybe 6'2.25 or 6'2.5" at least next to Obama,nowhere near 195
Tunman said on 11/Jun/18
Prokhorov can be 199 if Garnett is truly 211 and Pierce 198 (which I believe).Also seems a strong foot over 5'6-6.5"Putin.Can't see 6'8-9 though.Still in the exceptional range.
Roberto Musro said on 9/Jun/18
Putin is barely 5'6 to be honest. Not even close to 5'7. Why? Next to Macron, he is small, and macron is like 5'8. If you want to compare someone who is 5'7 next to Macron here it is: Click Here
Next to Putin, look: Click Here
Andrei Malenkov said on 31/May/18
I really don't understand why there is so much controversy around this page. Putin is not a tall man. He's not even average. He's short. He's very short. Claiming he is 5'7 is ridiculous. If he was 5'7 he would be clearly much taller than Angela Merkel, who is 5ft 5 in. But he's not. People say ah but Merkel wears heels. Well so does Putin - and in fact if anything Merkel tends to wear flatter shoes than Putin does. His shoes are clearly lifts - viewed from the side there is a very pronounced angle on the top of the shoe, just as you see with high heels.

This site loses serious credibility in pretending Putin is anything other than significantly below average height.
mande2013 said on 30/May/18
Doesn't look like a full three inches between Putin and Maradona especially since the latter is standing terribly. I would still argue a solid two-inch difference.
heightaddict said on 20/May/18
Somehow the average guess has gone down to 5'6....

Hes an interesting video that mind change your mind

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If were assuming Maradona is 5'4 1/2 then standing next to Putin , Putin looks a good 2 or even 3 inches taller than him
ice said on 6/May/18
Putin 170cm . Hello from Russia, Rob )
Editor Rob
Putin would probably take 170cm from anybody...on the Internet I think many give him only 165 or 168cm max.
Myself said on 5/May/18
Look at this, Pierce standing next to Prokhorov. Click Here Click Here They look about the same height to me (6'6), maybe the russian could even have a slight edge.
Myself said on 4/May/18
Hey Rob. How tall would you guess this russian billionare? Next to Jay-Z Click Here hand shake with Putin Click Here next to Putin Click Here Click Here
Also a video with Stephen Colbert! Click Here

Look also at the difference between their shoe sizes!
Editor Rob
Looks in 6ft 7 range
heightaddict said on 27/Apr/18
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Rob, you should take this image and put a height chart next to it like ive seen with some of your other images - the guy hes with is reported to be 6'8 or 6'9 how much difference do you see between them?

Either way , id give putin a weak 5'7
hanoder said on 24/Apr/18
Far off. kinda disappointed with your listing on this one... search Dmitry Medvedev(Russian PM) and Putin, this should show you his true height ( and Dmitry Medvedev is 162 cm, 1.6.2.(that's the given height, can't imgaine his true height) no shoes could ever help somone that short).
Harry said on 24/Apr/18
Joemanner I agree 100%. I was at Madame Tussaud's in London and was a solid 5ft 7 in the sneakers I was wearing (being near to 5ft 6 barefoot too) and his waxwork was a good 2-3 inches taller. Strangely I was about the same height as the Francois Holland wax-work that was there. In real-life photos both Putin and Hollande appear very equal in size. Therefore I think Putin's waxwork was a bit too tall and maybe the waxwork measurements that were provided were altered to make him taller. I blame the Russians! 😉
Joemanner said on 17/Apr/18
at this point i don't know what to believe anymore. I just visited madame trousseau wax museum, i am 5'6" or 167cm, at the time i was wearing a pair of sneakers so i was 5'7" or 171cm. I swear to god i was as tall as his eyes. His wax sculpture has gotta be at least 5'10" or 5'11". and his head is abnormally huge!!! From what i saw, his suit shoes had no heel at all. maybe 2cm at most. and not just Putin sculpture but others as well. All the height just doesn't add up. I'm not sure whether to trust madame trousseau measurement or not.
Editor Rob
Putin could have easily logged into Tussaud's database and changed a few figures 🤔

But don't quote me on that!
Hunter said on 8/Apr/18
5ft 6.5 seems correct
Anonim 167 cm at night said on 8/Apr/18
It is not as short as many people say about it. 165-168 cm - its real growth, + elevator shoes. Many say that its height is supposedly 155-160 cm, but you need to be a magician to look at all the photos at 5,6 feet. The height of people who call him a dwarf is in most cases not much higher than Putin himself. And it looks ridiculous.
haxxx said on 7/Apr/18
Always thought he was the height of Lionel Messi and Martin Luther King
even said on 20/Mar/18
5 feet 6 inches , maybe a little more
Tunman said on 18/Mar/18
Most people saying 5'2-3 are not objective,just doing so because they despise him.Not to bring political discussion for long,let's simply say that the dude has his good and bad sides and that like every human being he achieves success as well as he commits mistakes.In the pic with Malkin I think he looks 5'6.5" at the very worst 5'6.25".Overall I think it's possible to argue 5'6 flat for him at times but no less really.
Jonathon said on 14/Mar/18
Interviews were Putin is sitting down and his pant leg rises up his ankle is never high so he's not a lift wearer in these cases. He also edges out the 5'5 guys by a couple inch. I'd say this is bang on 5'6.5 now 5'7 peak.
Peter Hoss said on 19/Feb/18
That means he really 5’3” 🤦‍♂️😂😂
Anja said on 4/Feb/18
He is about 160 cm.
By the way, average men's height in USSR was 165 cm. My father is about 172 and he can't fit into jet fighter!
Letorgi said on 4/Jan/18
5'6,5 inchees
andre said on 2/Jan/18
162cm barefoot
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 31/Dec/17
I think he was 5'7 at his peak and now at age 65 he fell for it ..
von Kass said on 29/Dec/17
I meet him personally in 1993. He is araund 160cm.
Mike said on 26/Dec/17
Check Al Roker's page here on celebheights to see him next to Trump. Here is a pic of Putin with Trump. Roker and Putin look the same height next to Trump, so this is a good listing.
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Bobby said on 26/Dec/17
I am surprised that many conservative Americans love Putin. Americans like their president to be tall. There are even studies, that say they prefer to vote for the taller candidate. In the last presidential election some Republican candidates like Rubio and Rand Paul were mocked for their height.
Mr. Kaplan said on 16/Dec/17
This is 6'3" hockey player Evgeni Malkin
Hard to believe Putin is anywhere over 5'5" here.
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MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
Really famous Russian leader lol and very smart as well I’ll give him 5’6”
James said on 8/Dec/17
Where is the evidence Putin is highly intelligent? He has never won an election that wasn't rigged.
john blahuta said on 27/Nov/17
Putin is 1.m 695 cm, so 169,5 ck which is for all intents and purposes just a shade under 5'7". But his intelligence by far outweighs his physical height....opposite to Donald Duck...
Yerp said on 19/Nov/17
Emmanuel Macron is probably like 5'7-5'8 so I put him around 5'4-5'5.
David said on 17/Sep/17
If you compare him to Angela Merkel the german chancellor who is a legit 5'5 he sometimes appears to be equal height, sometimes an inch taller.
If you assume he wears small lifts, he probably is just 5'5 and i would say an absolute max is 5'6

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MJKoP said on 1/Sep/17
He can look a very strong 5'7" at minimum, if not more....but it's probably due to lifts. I see him as someone very high on the list of footwear-enhancement candidates. I wonder what he himself would claim?
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/17
Rob, please take a look at this picture with Angela Merkel and Wladimir Putin.
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Merkel is listed as 5'5 and Putin is similar to her. So he is 5'5 MAX. What do you think, does he wears lifts?
Editor Rob: he seems like he'd edge her out, she has at least half inch thicker hair than putin's flat style, but I don't know if they are in equal heels.
MJKoP said on 31/Aug/17
Comrade Anosov said on 14/Aug/17
Vladimir Putin stand high at nearly 180 cm. I as raised born American who enjoy game of ballbase and burgers know this is true.

Vlad, any comment on the alleged Russian hackings?
Comrade Anosov said on 14/Aug/17
Vladimir Putin stand high at nearly 180 cm. I as raised born American who enjoy game of ballbase and burgers know this is true.
Nugzar said on 28/Jul/17
He is 168-170
160cm said on 17/Jul/17
I saw him on a meeting, he had 2 inch on me
Alexander Christoff said on 16/Jul/17
I stood beside Putin in 2000. He is 5 foot 3 at best. He is well known in Moscow to wear industrial-strength elevator shoes. It's amazing how persistent the Putin fan-boys are in fighting facts, as if their country's greatness depends on people believing Putin is a few inches taller than God made him.
RisingForce said on 14/Jul/17
169 cm seems about right. I remember being struck at the height difference every time I saw him with Obama. He really seemed short, but it makes sense he's not THAT short. If he weren't Vladimir Putin, he wouldn't stand out for his lack of height. Funny how many Russian leaders fail to even reach 5'7" if you include Soviet leaders as Stalin, Lenin and Khrushchev all around 5'5", Medvedev around that range and then other than Andropov and Yeltsin as the only tall ones post-1917, you have Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Chernenko as relatively tall compared to the others at 5'7"-5'8" range.
andre said on 14/Jul/17
he looks like 166cm to 168cm barefoot
Guest66 said on 12/Jul/17
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The guy on the right is famous Russian rapper who stands at 5'7"

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Here's next to Fedor who is at least 180cm, and I know that it is not the best shot to judge height precisely, but at least it gives you some idea. Putin is taller than you might think, he is nowhere near 5'2" or 5'3", and if anything, I think that he needs to be upgraded to 5'7" flat, or at least as a peak height.
Spencer said on 12/Jul/17
He seems taller cause of how self confident he is, but he doesn't really look anything over 5'6.
Joe said on 5/Jul/17
What's the max he could pull off?
Editor Rob: in some photos that benefit him, he could pull off 5ft 7, but overall he probably just looks like a 5ft 6 man in many photos.
RisingForce said on 29/Jun/17
Why would it be on purpose? Rob has a Stalin page so he wouldn't avoid an Assad page. If someone here doesn't have a page, chances are it's because Rob hasn't gotten around to it, or he doesn't think they're significant enough. But infamous figures are included as well.
Giorgi said on 27/Jun/17
Rob, I googled Assad's height and and celebheights has no page for him. Is it on purpose?
Rick said on 17/Jun/17
He was 5'5.96 last time I saw him.
Hans Meiser said on 17/Jun/17
5'6.5, but his self-confidence makes him 7 foot.
Dingus said on 16/Jun/17
When it comes to unelected leaders I believe Saddam Hussein was on the taller side.
Dimon said on 7/Jun/17
5'6 at the very least, probably more like 5'7 -5'71/2
Jose said on 29/May/17
@ Rob what do you think the height of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines?
Editor Rob: Duterte can look a big 5ft 5 man, for some reason he gives me a bit of a taller impression than he really looks to be...
Mike247worldwide said on 29/May/17
Like me Vlady Daddy is 5'6"". Like I always say, "Tall for a short man."
VeryShortRussianDude said on 29/May/17
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Rob, how tall does Macron look here with Putin? around 5'7?
Editor Rob: he looks at least an inch taller, I wouldn't argue he was as short as 5ft 7 though.
Jordan said on 25/May/17
looks 7 inches shorter than 6'1" Barack Obama to me, so unless there is a footwear difference i would say he is bang on 5'6".
Peter175 said on 16/May/17
I still think this is too much.

With Obama there's near a full head difference. I cant see it being less than 7 inches range
BillisaLefty said on 16/May/17
With Obama he looks 68 or 67. Also I'm guessing he's wearing some lifts, considering his sensitivity about his height. So if his lifts give him an additional inch or so, that would place him pretty squarely at 167 or 168.
Jug said on 14/May/17
About 5'4 or 5'5. Medvedev is about the same height. 5'6 is too tall for Putin.
Tunman said on 14/May/17
Assad seems a good 6'2 in reliable pics with Putin,basically the latter reaches exactly his mouth with both standing tall,probably a good 7.5"difference assuming Assad's head is between 9.25 and 9.5".He was listed at both 188 and 189.The lowest arguable would be 6'1.5" (6'2.5" in shoes?)if Putin was only 5'6 flat.I still think 188 is the best guess.
James said on 12/May/17
Putin is 5'5".
Sarah said on 10/May/17
5'6.5" range for Putin

How tall would you say Bashar and Asma Al-Assad are here?

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Phil said on 7/May/17
He is 6 foot 3 in Russia.
berta said on 4/May/17
really dont know but my guess is that aboslute lowest for him is 167 and tallest possible is almost 170. i would say this listing is fine but could be more chanse of him being only 168
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 1/May/17
In real world, 166-167 cm.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Apr/17
Yes, I always thought 5 ft 6 range fitted better than 5'7, good call.
Boomga said on 7/Apr/17
I always thought he was tall because of his slender body and how he carries himself
Rick said on 6/Apr/17
At 6'2 we can add Bashir Al Assad to the list of tall unelected dictators too.

Strange how average height dictators seem to be a minority.

I guess Hitler would have been roughly average at the time of his rule.

Ironically enough so would have Napoleon.

Any guesses on Joseph Broz Tito's height?

In pictures with JFK he looked at least 4 inches shorter so I'd say a strong 5'7. I'm assuming that would have put him below the Yugoslavian average at the time.
MD said on 3/Apr/17
lol @ that bad photo, Johnson. You can not be serious.

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If straightened up to his full height, Barack could practically rest his chin on top of Putin's head.
Johnson said on 1/Apr/17
He looks over 5'7 with 186 Obama
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Phil said on 24/Mar/17
@ Rob

Putin is 6 foot 3. Ask the KGB.
John said on 22/Mar/17
@Rob Haha.
John said on 18/Mar/17
Rob, could he be as low as 5'5.25?
Editor Rob:
Unsubbed, unliked, thumbed down, blacklisted, downvoted, downgraded, blocked, lifts revoked and reported to the KGB for having the gall to suggest Putin was a strong 5ft 5! 😡
josh jeffords said on 15/Mar/17
Yeah he is short shorter than jcvd this could be peak, he is NOT 5 2.
Castro was said to be over 6 ft.. but yeah dictators are often short "note he lacks the bad mustache"
Actually most of the russians I know are shorter than me and im 5 8.
MK said on 12/Mar/17
Here with Erdogan (183cm)
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mande2013 said on 2/Mar/17
Chairman Mao was also on the tall side.
mande2013 said on 2/Mar/17
@James It seems most "Napoleonic" personalities tend to either be short or are ironically enough, well above average height: Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Erdogan, Trump, all quite tall.
James said on 16/Feb/17
Why are most unelected dictators so short?
Ice said on 14/Feb/17
169 cm now ? Rob , thats pretty brave of you 😂
Sharona said on 9/Feb/17
trump thinks he is the "biggest" "smartest" man in the room. I use a small "t" when referring to him because us is little.. little man. As far as being "smartest" - must be a low bar he uses.........
Vladimir said on 2/Feb/17
Someone I know who is 5'5" met him in person. He said Putin was about an inch taller in similar footwear. I'd say 5'6"-5'6.25".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Rob, how likely is 5ft5 range?
Editor Rob: Rampage, it just seems highly unlikely.
Importer said on 23/Jan/17
Dafuq, Rob can speak Russian? 😲
Editor Rob: I am a Scot by Day, and Russian agent by night 🤔 😼 🤝 💼
Headman said on 12/Jan/17
What size would his head be, Rob?
Editor Rob: not that big, maybe roughly 9 inch
Bou said on 1/Jan/17
I dunno. He looks quite short in every picture from every angle. A true 5'6" with strong footwear.
Curious said on 30/Dec/16
Rob, how tall is the Turkish president Erdogan? Here's a picture of him and Putin Click Here
Editor Rob: Erdogan can look a comfortable six footer.
andre said on 29/Dec/16
5ft5.5 looks legit barefoot at night
Lina said on 18/Dec/16
Rob what do you think of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte? He's near at President Vladimir Putin height. Thanks
Editor Rob: big Rodrigo looks around 5ft 6...but he's older than Putin and looks like a man who was taller 20 years ago.
James said on 17/Dec/16
Putin is 5'6". Like most unelected dictators he is a short man.
DJT said on 16/Dec/16
5'10.5". Maybe a bit more out of bed. Good, solid height.
Editor Rob: Операция РЕАЛ ВЫСОТА начнется 1-го января 2017 года. 🕵

Раскрытие реальной и истинной высоты товарища Путина будет шокировать его ненавистников, которые усыпили в ложное чувство важности 💪
barry said on 13/Dec/16
Dictators tend to be little people, if not always physically, at least mentally. Just ask "rediculous" Trump, who by the way wears shoe lifts.
Editor Rob: Trump is actually a bit of a heightist.

Loves to call people little as an insult.

So for me, he gives a short impression, about five foot in my mind.
Puma said on 29/Nov/16
What do you think of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan?I think, Mr. Erdogan is near 6 feet 1, Rob?
Editor Rob: Puma, I'm not so familiar with him, but he could be near 6ft 1 yes.
qbert said on 24/Nov/16
so is he 5'6.25 now?
RON NELSON said on 18/Nov/16
5'6 more like 10 feet tall credit to Putin annexing the USA into Russian union with election d. trump
Finn said on 17/Nov/16
Rob how tall is the president of Finland Sauli Niinist� He's listed at 177 cm on Google. How accurate is that? Here's him with Putin Click Here Click Here
Editor Rob: Finn, it seems reasonable to say he is over 5ft 9, near 10.
Powerhouse said on 17/Nov/16
I agree with this downgrade, i've been saying he was a 5'6.5 guy for a long time.
SammySmith said on 16/Nov/16
He's that short??? I never knew.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 16/Nov/16
Peak: 5'6.25
Now: 5'5.75
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/16
Seems a good shout.
Peter175 said on 15/Nov/16
I was quite certain Putin never saw 5ft7 in his life except in the morning but 5ft6.5 is absolutely correct. Oddly enough though, Google Putin young and you'll see plenty of black and white photos where he looks completely of medium-average height. Which I suspect could be attributed to younger people being taller (so he appears shorter relative to the gen population) or he shrunk from his earlier days. either way, putin is a 5ft6-7 guy, not a 5ft7-8 guy
Pitch_Fork said on 14/Nov/16
Hell yeah, downgrade!
slothee said on 13/Nov/16
He definitely needs a downgrade! The consensus is he's about 5'6.2"...I'd downgrade him to 5'6.5" really.
Editor Rob: 5ft 6.5 is probably a quite realistic figure for him, although whether he has lost half inch or not is debatable.

I'd think a fit and robust guy like Putin wouldn't have shrunk much at all.
John Dafoe said on 12/Nov/16
Putin is 5'6'". I am 5'5" and was stood right next to him. He was an inch taller than me. I had normal formal footwear on, and his looked normal too.
VeryShortRussianDude said on 12/Nov/16
I'm not going as low as some are going, but I have no doubt Putin is shorter 5'7 today, and maybe even at peak could have been.

he can look anywhere from 5'6 - 5'6.5 at absolute most.

I would say 5'6.25 is the fairest estimate today, 5'6.5 could be argued but it's the most I would argue today.
heelshealheight said on 2/Nov/16
Putin is noticeably shorter than Tsipras (Alexis Tsipras is 5ft6max-shoes included) and also a bit shorter than Merkel (claimed to be 5ft4-5ft5). I agree with the above-mentioned 5ft2 newspaper claim, though.. (ok, I'll be 'charitable' and add an inch or two..;-)))
Peter175 said on 24/Oct/16
I'd say 169 is perfect for putin
Flyin said on 22/Oct/16
With a little more weight on now could he have dropped half an inch?. Looks slightly less rangey now.
Ellie said on 22/Oct/16
I'm only 5'3, so most men are taller than me and I don't see why it's such an issue for so many people. Putin seems incredibly intelligent and runs a nation. Who cares how talk he is?
Damian said on 11/Oct/16
Don't be ridiculous, people. 170 cm is not THAT bad.
mr march said on 1/Oct/16
real height i think or less..
Max said on 30/Sep/16
Yep, short man
Chuck said on 31/Jul/16
That explains a lot!
Jason said on 28/Jul/16

Go to Russian high school and see yourself. I have no obligation to explain it. The average of Russians are 177, this is for whole country. But many schools/colleges have higher standard,
andre said on 8/Jun/16
5ft5.5 is his height rob
truth said on 3/Jun/16
@Jason Highly doubt that bro, average for Russia was measured 177 cm or about 5'10 for young white Russians just recently a few years back. This kind of height trolling really does piss me off.
Finn said on 22/Mar/16
Seems to be 5'5" even with shortish finnish President Niinistö witch is 5'7 - 5'8. You can see when he uses lifts and is almost as tall as Niinistö. Last time now he was noticeable shorter again.
Jug said on 12/Mar/16
I think closer to 5'4, maybe 5'5. No way 5'7, come on.
5ft 9.25 said on 9/Mar/16
5ft 5 and a "big" elevator fan. That sentence made me smile :)
1.90 cm guyyy said on 27/Feb/16
How tall is Turkish president erdoğan Click Here
Editor Rob: could look 5ft 11 there.
Jason said on 6/Feb/16
@CoCo If you are only 5'11.5, and the average young Russian male is 5'10. I don't think you are" pretty much much above the average"
Jason said on 6/Feb/16
@hamsgawd You should know that most younger generation tend to be taller than old ones in most countries all of the world, not only Russia and China.
Jason said on 6/Feb/16
@CoCo, Depend on different group. I have a Russian friend graduated high school last year, He is 182 cm without shoes, but he was the third shortest guy in his class at school. There were 25 male students in it.
grizz said on 1/Feb/16
Why people have a disfigured perception of tall and short men?
For tall men, like The Rock, people constantly put his at 6'4 or 6'5 mark, even though he's nothing more than a solid 6'2 guy.
For short men, like Putin or Cruise, they constantly put them at 5'4 or 5'5, even though they are 5'7-5'8.
CoCo said on 12/Jan/16
Well, I`m 5`11.5 17 years old Russian guy and feel pretty much much above the average, which is like 5`10 among the youngsters here, and about 5`9 for older generation. Also, you`re right, there are many people above 6`3 here as I see them on a daily basis, but 6`7? It`s not that uncommon, but still, you can meet random man with this height in the street as well. Overall, I don`t think about my country as tall, but very average, like many other european countries
MD said on 12/Jan/16
That's why we do things by averages. The averages don't show Russia to be a particularly tall country.
centerguy said on 9/Jan/16
Like someone mentioned in the post, Russia is huge country, which has many tall people and short people. As far as I know, Russians are tall people, there are many guys are over 190 cm+, 2 meter is not uncommon height there. Of course, there are also many short people around 160 cm live in the country.
Lmeister said on 7/Dec/15
Putin is a weird one. He has a built of a 5ft7-5ft8 man and Dmitry Medvedev has a built of a 5ft4-5ft5 man. While in training gear they look similar in height. We know that both are using lifts/thick shoes in formal events. I doubt that Vladimir is taller than 5ft5-5ft6. He could have been 5ft6-5ft7 in his youth.

In this training pic Dmitry looks taller than Vladimir, but he is wearing Nike Airmax and has a better posture.
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Tunman said on 4/Dec/15
Rob,how tall is the Egyptian president Al-sissi?I thought a solid 5'8 maybe 5'8.5?
Editor Rob: I doubt he's as tall as 5ft 8
Jame said on 30/Nov/15
Assas's height is 6 ft 2.5 inc
Rozhan said on 29/Nov/15
Why are ppl saying that he is SOOO SHORT... He isn't that short omg chill
ShortRussianDude said on 24/Nov/15
I can't See 5'5 myself he looks pretty much the exact same height as the Indian PM Their would be a fraction in it at most the Indian PM Looked 1 inch shorter than mark zuckerberg meaning that Vladimir is still a legit 5'6 - 5'6.5.

Rob could you really see Vlad being under 5'6 in your opinion ?
heelshealheight said on 24/Nov/15
Both are very short men with an extremely 'tall' Net Worth each. Needless to say about their power and influence..
Powerhouse said on 24/Nov/15
The most powerful leader in the world right now in my opinion and one of the richest men in the world, he has a presence of a big man. Even when next to world leaders 6'1+ he is clearly getting towered but he still has much more presence by the way he carries himself.
Finn said on 24/Nov/15
Rifle I would say Indian PM is a hair taller. Putin strong 5'5".
Rifle said on 16/Nov/15
Who is taller, Putin or the Indian PM in this pic?
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Andred said on 21/Oct/15
Beside Obama, he looks exactly as my 5'6 girlfriend beside me (I'm 6'2.25). 5'5.
george ward said on 20/Oct/15
Putin and Medvedev are both around 5'3" tall. When both of them are not wearing shoe or heel lifts, Medvedev is slightly taller.
Rifle said on 9/Oct/15
How tall do you think Assad of Syria is in this pic with Putin (Photo from 2009)

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[Editor Rob: he could look 6ft 2-3 range]
MD said on 29/Sep/15

Obama could nearly rest his chin on the top of Putin's head:

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Obama's even leaning and has an angle disadvantage in these shots. This is not the difference between 6'1" and 5'7".
[Editor Rob: he can look at most 5ft 6.5 today, at 60 it's possible he's lost a fraction.]
Elevator shoes said on 4/Sep/15
Putin was just excersise with Medvedev both using jogging shoes ( most likely without elevation). Putin looked shorter on pics than medvedev. So he is max 165cm, even 162cm is possible.
ShortRussianDude said on 30/Aug/15
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Vladimir is looking shorter than medvedev here I am still not going inside the realms of craziness with 5 ft 3 but don't you think somewhere around 5 ft 6 might be possible rob ? maybe 5 ft 7 peak possibly ?

Also vlad does a bit of Judo could being thrown on your back make you lose a bit of height or would is it inconsequential
[Editor Rob: he can look about 5ft 6.5 range now, it is possible at 62 to have dropped a fraction.]
ShortRussianDude said on 18/Aug/15
LOL Come on Artur estimations and opinions are fine but 5 ft 2 - 5 ft 3 is just Laughable ! his on the short side yes but not even remotely THAT Short.

5 ft 6 - 5 ft 7 168cm - 170cm

could be anywhere in that range IMO
Artur said on 15/Aug/15
Back in 1999 when he was Prime Minister for the first time, I stood very close to him. I'm 5 foot 9 and I looked down at the top of his head without difficulty. He's no more than 5 foot 3, and more like my sister's height, about 5 foot 2. Since he became president (again, the first time) his image has been built up by the Russian press, which is why so many Russians here can't believe he's less than about 9 feet tall. But he is a shorty.
M said on 12/Aug/15
The same height like Sarkozy 1.65m :)
MD said on 28/Jul/15
Wow, those are some ridiculous shoes. lol
JohnnySmall said on 25/Jul/15
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Medvedev and his elevators. Sly is jealous.
Finn said on 2/Jul/15
Putin looked like 5'5" and a half (166cm) with president Sauli Niinistö.

mande2013 you shoould come to finland and say 5'7 is pushing average in here, well no way :)
mande2013 said on 1/Jul/15
Well let's settle it:

Putin-5'6 (don't think he's 5'7 but 5'5 may be too low)
mande2013 said on 29/Jun/15
Why is 5'7 considered a 'short' height if so many legit 5'7-ers have a knack for giving the impression of pushing average rather than being 'short dudes'?
spainmen191cm said on 3/Jun/15
Rob, how tall is Sarkozy? He is the more insecure guy with his height I have ever seen!
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MD said on 1/Jun/15
Were he as tall as Putin, you sure as heck better believe he'd have been listed taller than he is, even in friendly local press.
FlameBoy said on 27/May/15
5 ft 3 is Absurd he is 5 ft 6 - 5ft 7 anything below or above that i think is Highly Unlikely.

also question rob looking at pictures with medvedev putin looks around the same height in almost all of them so i am taking the 5 ft 4 listing is not accurate ? more around 5 ft 6 for medvedev maybe ?
[Editor Rob: you only have to look at putin with guys like obama/cameron. I think some media would like him to be 5ft 5-6 range. I'm sure medvedev is a bit taller than guys like berlusconi and sarkozy]
MD said on 26/May/15
How in the world is he still listed at a barefoot 5'7"?! At this height, he could pull off looking average or just below in the right footwear. This guy ALWAYS looks easily below average.
M said on 25/May/15
A. Merkel is taller then Putin and Sarkozy :), I would say Putin is strong 5'5" and Merkel is 5'6".
diavolo said on 10/May/15
He looked 5'5" next to 5'7" Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister. Orbán is often ridiculed because of his height, and yet he was taller than Putin.
Jim said on 10/May/15
Forget his height...what's his shoe size? That's more likely the root of his insecurity.
Ramzan K said on 30/Apr/15
Putin is about 5 foot 3. I have stood near him. I'm 5 foot 9 and I looked down at the top of his head without difficulty. Anyone who claims he is 5 foot 7 is either really bad at judging height or (more likely) a Kremlin shill trying to make up for VVP's deficient height.
diavolo said on 28/Apr/15
Putin is 5'6" maximum. Possibly a tad shorter. He looks this height next to everyone he ever posed with.
Viktor said on 16/Mar/15
Brad: I suspect he wear lifts sometimes.
Brad said on 1/Mar/15
I'd put him at 5' 8" after this week.
just because said on 22/Feb/15
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Steve said on 11/Feb/15
Putin was a good five inches shorter than George W. Bush. If Bush is truly 5'11" then Putin is 5'6".

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